Top five most tax-delinquent people and businesses in Delaware

    Delaware is owed more than $6 million in taxes, and the state wants it money. The first step in getting it will be through shame.

    As WHYY/NewsWorks’ Mark Eichmann reports, the state has updated the list of people and businesses who owe taxes. Those on the list have already been issued a judgment for unpaid taxes. Names remain on the list until one of the following happens: the debt is paid in full, the taxpayer provides proof of payment or bankruptcy, or the taxpayer enters into a payment agreement.

    The No. 1 tax(non)payer on the individual list hails from Wilmington, as does the No. 1 most delinquent business. They owe a collective $1.1 million.

    Nos. 2 through 5 on the indivdual list owe $277,000; $209,000; $202,000; and $194,000, respectively. Businesses 2 through 5 owe a respective $194,000; $90,000; $55,000; and $54,000.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.