Two St. Louis Tim Hortons restaurants closed over the Thanksgiving weekend — neither one was the Maplewood shop, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Show Me Hospitality, the franchisee that opened its first Tim Hortons in 2015, in Maplewood, had its sales tax license revoked in June.
The shops on Tucker Boulevard and in the Central West End’s Cortex district were closed.
Businesses’ sales tax license are revoked for failure to remit sales tax collected from customers or failure to remit income taxes withheld from employees.
The Missouri Department of Revenue sued Show Me Hospitality on June 2 to enforce tax liens against the franchisee for nearly $70,000 in back taxes due, including interest. According to court records, administrative judgments for those tax liens have not yet been paid.
“Our attorney has been in contact with the State of Missouri to resolve the sales tax issues,” Eric Sigurdson, the company’s president, told the Post-Dispatch.