County warns of Tan and Tone tax issues

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NORMAN, Okla.  -- Last month we told you about a number of Tan and Tone Americas going out of business in the metro area.  

At the time, the doors were locked and employees and customers couldn't get in to get their belongings. 

The company that owned the franchises issued this statement:

"This weekend we received financial advice from several sources and unfortunately we have been advised that the company is no longer viable."

Now there are new developments. 

Monday, at the four Tan and Tone Americas in Cleveland County, notice of tax problems were posted on the doors.

Corporal Mark Miller with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department said that, by law, businesses that close must pay the current year's taxes.

"The four Tan and Tones in Cleveland County have had tax warrants by the Cleveland County Treasurer of the business personal property taxes for the current year," he said.

The notices also worn about removing anything from the premises, however he said that the state is not entitled to personal belongings.

 "It's business personal property, it is only the things that would be pertinent to the business like the tanning beds or computers or anything they were using to do business," he said.

The Cleveland County Sheriff's Department said so far they have not heard back from the company. 

We were unable to reach them as well.

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