NEWTON, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Revenue and Harvey County Sheriff's office seized the business assets of a Newton "Anytime Fitness" gym today for back taxes. The state claims the owners owe $19,577 in state sales and income taxes.
Officers seized all known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory and personal property assets belonging to owner Joshua A. Gunderson. The fitness clubs, at 2305 S. Kansas Road, Ste 105 Newton, and a second "Anytime Fitness" at 320 N. Third St. Manhattan were sealed closed. The assets will be sold at public auction to pay the taxes owed.
Only after several unsuccessful attempts does the department take the action of seizing assets, which in this instance resulted in the business being closed.
The Revenue Department’s standard practice is to continually encourage delinquent taxpayers, who are not lawfully filing or paying taxes - such as sales or withholding - to voluntarily enter into a repayment agreement.
Newton Anytime Fitness
Sales Tax – 11ST110 – Harvey County – Oct. through Dec. 2010, Jan. through March 2011 – $2,617.37
Sales Tax – 13ST4 – Harvey County – April through Sept. 2011, Dec. 2011, Jan. through July-2012 – $8,916.83
Sales Tax – 13ST186 – Harvey County – Aug. 2012 through Jan. 2013 – $4,733.73
Manhattan Anytime Fitness
Sales Tax – 13ST175 – Riley County – Oct. 2010 through Sept. 2011, Dec. 2011 through Jan-2013 – $16,267.93
Individual Income Tax - 13ST42 – Harvey County – tax years 2009, 2011 – $3,309.21