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Kansas Releases Seized Jump Start Convenience Stores

WICHITA, Kan. -- A service interruption at eight Jump Start convenience stores that began when the Kansas Revenue Department seized the locations for unpaid sales tax ended after just a few hours yesterday, reported the Associated Press. The stores were released to their owners and allowed to reopen Tuesday afternoon after a payment agreement was reached.

Early on Nov. 13, Department agents closed two stores each in Coffeyville and Independence, and one each in Chetopa, Pittsburg, Altamont and Neodesha.

All eight stores are owned by TAS Group LLC, which failed to pay the state nearly $516,000 in sales tax collected between October 2011 and July 2012, stated Revenue Department spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda.

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