WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Revenue Department has seized eight convenience stores in the southeastern part of the state for what it says are unpaid sales taxes.
The agency says the seizures Tuesday of the eight Jump Start stores represent the last in a long series of steps to collect the taxes.
The stores are owned by a company called TAS Group LLC. 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 shut down two stores each in Coffeyville and Independence and one each in Chetopa, Pittsburg, Altamont and Neodesha.
Phone numbers for the company and its officers could not be found, and the Revenue Department declined to provide them.