Neb. lawmakers approve taxpayer ‘wall of shame’

Taxpayers in Nebraska risk having their names posted on a wall of shame if they don't pay state government what they owe.

Lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill (LB879) that would allow the state to post on Web sites the names of taxpayers owing the state more than $20,000.

The names, addresses and amounts owed would be posted on the Web site of either the state Department of Revenue or Department of Labor.

There are about 500 taxpayers who owe more than $20,000, but that number includes some duplication, as corporate officers can be listed for the same debt.