HAYSVILLE, Kan. -- A Haysville business has re-opened after reaching a payment arrangement with the Kansas Department of Revenue.
The business assets of Showroom Auto Motive have been released.
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A Haysville auto body shop has been closed by the state for not paying state sales taxes.
On Monday, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement agents and Sedgwick County sheriff's deputies seized the business assets of Showroom Auto Motive, located in the 7400 block of South Broadway in Haysville. The Kansas Department of Revenue said the business owed $5,976 in state sales taxes from February to September of 2013.
Officers seized all known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory and personal property belonging to business owners Samuel A. Valdez and Samuel J. Valdez. The auto body shop was sealed closed and the assets will be sold at public auction to pay the taxes owed.
According to the Revenue Department, warrants such as this are served when all other collection attempts, including multiple letters, telephone calls, letters of impending legal action, tax liens filed with the local district court to secure the debt, previous bank levies and on-site till taps have been tried and exhausted.