2 Topeka restaurants reopen after assets seized

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Two restaurants in Topeka are open on Friday after having their assets seized the day before due to failure to pay taxes.

The owners of Senior Burrito and The Landing Grille & Bar reached agreements with the state, allowing their restaurants to open.

The Department of Revenue and Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department seized the assets of two Topeka restaurants on Thursday after the owners failed to pay taxes.

Around 11:00 a.m., KDOR and Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Department seized the assets of Senor Burrito.

A warrant had been issued due to the failure to pay $23,992.08 in sales taxes.

About an hour later, the assets of The Landing Grille & Bar were seized after a warrant had been issued for nonpayment of Sales Tax, Withholding, and Liquor Drink, totaling $8,413.68.

KDOR said they work with taxpayers in delinquent status to voluntarily enter into repayment agreements and only after those efforts have failed do they execute tax warrants.

Both owners were notified that they have until September 3 to come up with an agreement with the state in order to keep their businesses open.

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