TOPEKA — Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue, accompanied by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday executed tax warrants and seized the assets of Terrance J. Kinderknecht, Terrys Backyard BBQ LLC for nonpayment of sales tax, withholding tax and liquor drink tax totaling $16,213.13.
Kinderknecht operated TK’s Smokehaus & Bar at 114 E. 12th in downtown Hays. The warrants were filed in Ellis County, and the assets were seized at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The restaurant had been open in downtown Hays since 2013 and in its current location since 2016. A second location in Salina was opened in late 2017 and closed in the spring of 2018.
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 KDOR said in a news release. 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.
Terrance J Kinderknecht
Terrys Backyard BBQ LLC
Tax Warrants Executed:
Sales Tax: 2018 –ST-000072 – Ellis Co
Sales Tax: 2018-ST-000098 – Ellis Co
Sales Tax: 2018-ST-000131 – Ellis Co
Withholding Tax: 2018-ST-000097 – Ellis Co
Liquor Drink Tax: 2018-ST-000134 – Ellis Co
Tax Warrant Totals:
Sales Tax – $15,050.86
Withholding Tax – $1,863.00
Liquor Drink Tax – $506.77