From The Associated Press
PITTSBURG, Kan. —
The Kansas Revenue Department has now released eight convenience stores back to their owners just hours after seizing them for unpaid sales taxes.
The agency says the eight Jump Start stores in Southeast Kansas were allowed to reopen late Tuesday after a payment agreement was reached with the owners.
The stores are owned by a company called TAS Group LLC.
Kansas Revenue Department spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda says the business failed to send the state nearly $516,000 in sales taxes collected between October 2011 and July 2012.
Agents early Tuesday shut down two Jump Start stores each in Coffeyville and Independence and one each in Chetopa, Pittsburg, Altamont and Neodesha.