MARCH 15, 2006 - Posted at 7:42 a.m. CST
TURRELL, AR - The federal government says the city of Turrell owes the Internal Revenue Service $162,000 in back taxes. The city apparently withheld federal taxes from city employees but never remitted the money.
A federal tax lien has been issued against the city.
Turrell City Clerk Carol Horton says the city had made payment arrangements with the IRS after an audit in mid-2003. But she says the city fell behind on various bills after the city took over the police department the same year.