Hospital also faces state warrants
for failing to pay withholding tax
In addition to its payroll and utility problems, Hillsboro Community Hospital faces three tax warrants for unpaid state withholding taxes, the largest and most recent warrant filed by the Kansas Department of Revenue in November.
In total, KDOR seeks $59,914.51.
Rachel Whitten, spokesman, said the state usually works with employers who fall behind.
“We want them to voluntarily enter into an agreement,” Whitten said.
If a tax warrant remains unpaid, the state may file a levy against the employer’s bank, remove money from a cash drawer, and seize its assets, she said.
The hospital’s failure to forward withholding tax will not prevent employees from filing tax returns or getting tax refunds, Whitten said.
The Internal Revenue Service, which ordinarily files liens against property of businesses or people who have not paid withholding tax, has not filed any liens against the hospital, registrar of deeds Rebecca Wingfield said.