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It's O.J., Dionne and Sinbad!

10/17/2007 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

O.J. Simpson still owes California $1.4 million in back taxes, and now the state's trying to use the Internet to shame him into paying up. (Good luck!) But even so, he's hardly the biggest celeb tax cheat in Cali.

Do you know the way to Sacramento? Dionne Warwick has been dodging a $2.6 million tax bill that's been outstanding for over ten years, according to Franchise Tax Board records just posted online for everyone to see (and first reported by AP), which puts her at number 17 on the listing of the 250 worst offenders. That's what caller ID is for!

And then there's comedian Sinbad, who can't be laughing about the $2.1 million he still owes California. But without doubt, the oddest listing is for the Juice, who supposedly hasn't had any income on which he would have to pay -- and yet he still owes over $1.4 million in taxes?

Clarification from the tax authority and Simpson's lawyer was unforthcoming. And reps for Sinbad and Dionne had no comment.

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16.

kiki    

Hey TMZ there's also a Sherman Hemsley on the list, isn't that George Jefferson?

Why doesn't the state of CA round up a list of all of the illegal aliens who are also avoiding the income tax bill? Oh wait...

2374 days ago
17.

Cartman    

I got your mule hangin, Al Sharpton. *zipper sound*

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2374 days ago
18.

john    

Doesn't Wesley Snipes owe a bunch in back taxes too...continuing with the theme

2374 days ago
19.

oL0    

umm Willie Nelson?

I agree why aren't they behind bars?

2374 days ago
20.

Fulton    

I can see it now, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are gonna open their big mouths and claim California discriminates against blacks in the tax code.. OH COME ON! To think that they are being singled out because they are black celebrities is ridiculous. The tax code doesn't care if your black or white, it wants it's money, and it will get it, regardless of your color..

2374 days ago
21.

Cartman    

The California Franchise Tax Board is effed. They charge you state tax even when you no longer reside in the state.

Don't axe me how I know.

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2374 days ago
22.

LETICIA    

AND IF US "REGULAR" PEOPLE WERE NOT TO PAY, OUR CHECKS WOULD BE GARNSIHED, THEY WOULD PUT A HOLD ON OUR CHECKING, SAVINGS, AND ANY OTHER ACCOUNT THAT WE MAY HAVE, UNTIL THEY GET ALL THEIR MONEY FROM US
BUT THEY HAVE THIS TAX ISSUE FOR YEARS AND STILL NOTHING HAS HAPPENED TO THEM ........... SO UNFAIR

AND PEOPLE SAY THAT "CELEBS" DONT GET SPECIAL TREATMENT?! THATS A BUNCH OF BULL. THEY GET SPECIAL TREATMENT, IT IS NOT FAIR AND IT WILL NEVER CHANGE ....

2374 days ago
23.

Trace    

I just checked the actual list - Blacks might make 2% of the deadbeat list. The names that were listed by TMZ just happen to be the more famous folks.

So before the Ignorant fools really start - PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE MAJORITY -98% - of the TAX XHEATS ARE WHITE!!!!

2374 days ago
24.

DARK MEAT ONLY    

There white tax attorneys were the one's who screwed their finances into shambles.

2374 days ago
25.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Why am I not surprised. I saw that also Conky

2374 days ago
26.

REV.AL    

put them all in jail

2374 days ago
27.

edensfinestlady@yahoo.com    

Rolex......Taxes ...ROLEX
Crack....Taxes.....CRACK
New Jokes to save career.....Taxes....NEW JOKES TO SAVE CAREER

Thanks.

2374 days ago
28.

Joey Bee    

So black people don't pay taxes, and the government does enforce tax laws. Thats what I got out of this article.

2374 days ago
29.

Merry Christmas    

Dionne's top 2:
Do you know the way to Riker Island..la la la la la la
In good times, in bad times, I'll evade my taxes ever more...that's what frauds are for

2374 days ago
30.

Dean Martin    

One word, Reparations!!!!

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