Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue accompanied by the Ford County Sheriff's Office on Feb. 6 executed tax warrants and seized the assets of Lee Golden Pancake House Inc. for nonpayment of sales tax totaling $24,918.68.

The warrants were filed in Ford County. The assets were seized at 9 a.m. at the pancake house located at 2110 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd. in Dodge City.

The types of assets seized include all known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory, as well as personal property belonging to the owner. The business was sealed closed with a public notice posted on the outside. All seized assets will be sold at public auction and the proceeds will pay for the delinquent taxes. KDOR’s policy and practice is to work with taxpayers in delinquent status to voluntarily enter into repayment agreements.

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.

KDOR’s responsibility to recover delinquent taxes not only ensures fairness for individuals and business owners who do pay their taxes, but also ensures that money is lawfully collected to fund state and local programs on which Kansans depend. These programs include education, highways, public safety and human services.