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Local man owes $1.37 million in taxes

An Oak Hills doughnut shop owner owes nearly $1.37 million in sales and use taxes to the state, according to the California State Board of Equalization.

Ghaleb S. Almasad was among eight Victor Valley residents and businesses listed in the top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies for the 2012 fourth quarter. The tabs total more than $593 million in debt.

Almasad is listed as the owner of Hole In One Donut/Foodmart at 14276 Ranchero Road #2400 in Oak Hills. He didn’t return the Daily Press’ phone call Monday afternoon.

Ibrahim A. Alarrabiyyat and Bassam Ahmed Quran, listed as the owner of Low Cost Smoke Shop at 4050 Phelan Road in Phelan, owes more than $1.01 million, according to the BOE.

A female employee who answered a call to the shop Monday afternoon and would not give her name said Alarrabiyyat and Quran sold the store to the current owner. She said the new owner isn’t delinquent.

Elias Pineda of Pineda Auto Sales in Victorville owes $864,613. Pineda didn’t have a valid listed phone number and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Donco Enterprises Inc. at 14673 Civic Drive in Victorville owes $699,075. The company couldn’t be reached for comment through phone number listed online.

Abdi Petroleum Inc., Mohammad Abdizadeh and Reyhaneh A. Abdizadeh — all listed under the same Pocahantas Street address in Apple Valley — share more than $623,000 in debt. They didn’t have a valid listed phone number and couldn’t be reached for comment.

The BOE is required by law to post delinquent taxpayers every quarter. Taxpayers are notified 30 days before their information is posted.

California Target Enterprises in Downey topped the list, owing the state more than $18.6 million.

The top 500 list is available

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Did anyone else notice the names? People come here, take our money, don't pay any tax and probably go back to where they came from - rich off of our stupidity!

Dan - Dec 12, 2012 06:06:47 AM Remove Comment

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