After being open for just over a year, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar at Destiny USA is being sued by New York State for not turning over sales tax revenue to the state's Department of Taxation and Finance. The lawsuit was filed in Onondaga County on April 8th.
A spokesperson for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance says Toby Keith's I Love This Bar in Syracuse owes $189,392 in collected sales taxes for 2013. The bar opened in February of 2013.
A state spokesperson said he could not speak specifically about the case involving Toby Keith's bar in Syracuse but the state typically tries to set up payment plans with businesses before any seizure action is started.
Other factors that can affect the decision to seize a delinquent business would be the amount of debt and how quickly it was accumulated and if the business is making an effort to work with the state on money owed.