More Tax Woes for Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Location
One of Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar & Grill franchises is facing more financial problems stemming from an unpaid tax bill.
A tax warrant has been served against the Syracuse, N.Y. location for more than $107,000 in sales tax the business owes for the fourth quarter of 2013. The location, which opened last year, also owes more than $145,000 in sales taxes from earlier in the year. Their original debt was over $189,000, but some of that has been paid since an initial warrant was served back in April.
The state of New York has the option to seize the property as a means to recover the debt, but according to Syracuse.com, it is more likely they will try to work out a payment plan first. A deal could also be made with the owner, allowing them to re-open once the debt has been satisfied.
Keith has a licensing agreement that allows the franchise to use his name and likeness, but the Syracuse restaurant is independently owned, as well as the other 15 locations.