A Lawrence-based landscaping company has had its equipment and assets seized by the Kansas Department of Revenue for nonpayment of more than $75,000 in taxes.
Keys Landscape, 1722 E. 1500 Road, was served with tax warrants Wednesday morning by agents with the Department of Revenue. All known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory and personal property assets belonging to the owner were seized, according to a statement from the department. The business site also was sealed and closed.
An attempt to reach owner Stephen M. Keys for comment was not immediately successful.
The seized assets will be sold at a future auction, with the proceeds being used to help pay the delinquent taxes. The department lists more than $33,700 in unpaid sales taxes dating to 2006 and more than $44,700 in unpaid withholding taxes dating to 2006.
The department takes action to seize property after attempts to work out a payment plan for delinquent taxes has failed, the department said in a statement.