TOPEKA, Kan. — On July 11, agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) accompanied by representatives from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office executed tax warrants and closed seven Rod’s Convenience Stores, all in Salina, for nonpayment of retailer sales tax totaling about $49,540, a statement released by KDOR said.
According to a report by the Salina Journal, the stores, which are owned by Rod Bradshaw, had signs posted on the front doors and gas pumps that read: “Warning. This property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes and is now in the possession of the state of Kansas. Any person who attempts to tamper with this property will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Bradshaw has until July 15 to enter into a mutual arrangement, otherwise the businesses will be closed permanently.
“It is the KDOR’s policy and practice to work with taxpayers in delinquent status to voluntarily enter into repayment agreements,” the Topeka-based department said. “It is only after these efforts and multiple failed collection attempts that the department is forced to execute a tax warrant, utilizing such actions as bank levies, till taps and ultimately asset seizure to ensure compliance with the law.”
Attempts to reach Bradshaw and Rod’s Convenience were unsuccessful.