Archive for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Business hit with ‘till tap’

B&J Country Mart and BP gas station in Tonganoxie owe about $132,000 in taxes.

August 11, 2010


— The Kansas Department of Revenue served a tax warrant Tuesday on a Tonganoxie business that owes about $132,000 in delinquent sales taxes.

Freda Warfield with KDOR said the department conducted a “till tap” at B&J; Country Mart and BP gasoline station. During a till tap, revenue officials seize money from a business’s cash registers and safe to pay toward the unpaid taxes.

Warfield said a portion of the back taxes was retrieved Tuesday but she could not disclose the exact amount collected because of confidentiality laws.

The warrant was filed Tuesday morning in Leavenworth County District Court. KDOR was seeking delinquent sales taxes from December 2009 through April 2010.

“It’s not something frequently done,” Warfield said about the till tap, noting she was not sure when the state previously conducted such an exercise. “We do that over a complete seizure or closing down a complete business.”

Owner Jim Gambrill could not be reached for comment Tuesday.


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