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Citizens Say California Illegally|Refuses To Tax Lexington Insurance

LOS ANGELES (CN) - The State of California has refused to collect more than $88 million in taxes from Lexington Insurance Co. since 2003, taxpayers claim in Superior Court. Plaintiffs say Sec. 28 of the California Constitution demands Lexington pay annual taxes of 2.35% of its gross premiums from business done in California - $3.8 billion - but the state Board of Equalization has been giving it a free ride.

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