Authorities Conduct Seizure At Topeka Home Of Business Owner

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka business contractor whose assets at his Parsons, Kansas construction business were seized last month had law enforcement vehicles at his Topeka home Thursday morning.

The home of Steven G. Hutchinson is located in southwest Topeka. Shawnee County Sheriff's Office vehicles were seen at the home Thursday.

Last month, the Kansas Department of Revenue seized assets of Kanza Construction and Kanza Services, LLC in Parsons, both owned by Hutchinson. A Revenue Department news release issued at the time said those businesses owed $1.15 million in state sales tax and withholding tax and assets would be auctioned off to pay the tax bill.

As to why officials were at the Topeka home Thursday, Revenue Department compliance officer Jeffery Scott told 13 News, "If the property seized at the business site does not satisfy the tax debt, the balance is still the responsibility of the owner or responsible party."

Scott said his staff Thursday was executing what he called an extension of the seizure in Parsons.

The Topeka residence is appraised at more than $955,000.

Hutchinson's Parsons businesses were based in Topeka before moving to Parsons. He also owned the Kansan Grill in downtown Topeka until it closed early in 2012.