Computer company seized over taxes

Staff writer

A yellow seizure sign appeared Tuesday morning on the door of Great Plains Computer and Networking at 324 E. Main St. in Marion. The business, owned by Lloyd Davies, owes the state $24,010.55 in unpaid taxes dating back to 2005.

Tuesday the Kansas Department of Revenue and Marion County Sheriff seized all business assets, inventory, and personal property of Davies, which will be sold at a public auction to pay taxes owed.

Seizing a business is the last resort by the Department of Revenue after multiple attempts to contact business owners to receive repayment. The business could be reopened if some agreement is reached between Davies and the Department of Revenue.

Great Plains currently handles computer systems for Marion County operations. County Clerk Tina Spencer said Tuesday it was too early to tell what effect the business closing would have on the county.

“I don’t know enough about the situation yet, but I can imagine it will affect operations,” she said.

Davies could not be reached for comment.

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