State Shuts Down Sharp County Store for Failure to Forward Sales Tax Collections

FEBRUARY 9, 2005 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CST

HARDY, AR - A tobacco discount store in Hardy became the second business shut down under a 2003 Arkansas law because it hadn't paid the state for sales taxes it collects from customers.

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration announced yesterday that it had posted a closure notice at Discount Tobacco Warehouse.  The first time DF&A ever did that was last month at the amusement park Wild River Country in North Little Rock.

The closure notice at Wild River Country was removed January 26 because the park's owner had signed an agreement with DF&A to pay at least $205,000 it owed in state sales taxes.

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