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Budget Host Villa Inn and Suites re-opens


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

On Monday, the Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Alcoholic

Beverage Control agents and Ellis County Sheriff’s officers seized the

business assets of Vigneshvarai LLC, doing business as Budget Host Villa

Inn and Suites, which owed $85,849.02 in state sales and transient


The taxpayer and the revenue department were able to reach an acceptable payment arrangement Thursday afternoon. The business assets have been released, and the business re-opened.

Officers had seized all known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory and personal property assets belonging to owners Dimpal Patel and Vijay Patel.  The hotel at 810 E. Eighth  was sealed closed.

Tax Warrants:

Sales Tax – 14ST1 – Ellis County – July 2011 through July 2013 – $40,419.28

Sales Tax – 14ST46 – Ellis County – Aug. 2013 through Jan. 2014 – $7,587.03

Transient Guest Tax – 14ST2 – Ellis County – Feb. 2011 through May 2013 – $30,909.73

Transient Guest Tax – 14ST47 – Ellis County – June 2013 through March 2013 – $6,932.98

Total taxes owed: $85,849.02