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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Newton Taco Tico not among those closing

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  • TOPEKA (AP) — The state has closed 10 Taco Tico fast-food restaurants and seized their assets for failure to pay $400,000 in taxes.The Taco Tico in Newton is not affected and is not planning on closing, a manager at the restaurant told The Kansan Wednesday.?The Newton facility is owned locally and not part of the larger operation in Wichita.The Kansas Department of Revenue closed six of the restaurants Tuesday in Wichita, and one each in Topeka, Derby, Dodge City and Arkansas City.The state says the restaurants' owner, Ajax International Group, owed $434,939 in state sales taxes from June 2011 through October 2012.An attorney for the owner of Ajax International told The Wichita Eagle the company will try to reopen the restaurant. Attorney Bill Zimmerman says the two options are either to get on a payment plan or declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Taco Ticos in Augusta and El Dorado are not corporate restaurants and remained open. 

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