There is no way "to get out of paying back taxes on a CA S Corp." The corp. is required by law to pay the minimum tax. You personally are not liable to pay it. The corp will remain suspended until it is paid.
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Nope. The corporation is liable for the minimum franchise taxes even if it is non operational or not profitable. The corporation has the liability to pay (and file tax returns), not you personally.
You can just let the corporation remain suspended if you do not intend to revive it.
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