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Popular Jasper bakery seized by Ga. Dept. of Revenue

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Those seeking early morning biscuits or after-school brownies Thursday were met at Deb’s Bakery and Crafts on Burnt Mountain Road with yellow tape, noting the business had been “seized by the Ga. Department of Revenue.”

The business was locked and taped inside the window were several pages of legal correspondence from the Department of Revenue showing different billing periods and the amount owed for both sales tax and withholding taxes.

The billing periods represented went back several years, but did not appear to be posted on both the front and side windows in any particular order.

The bakery had been popular with the Jasper City Hall staff located next door.

One city hall employee said, “We are all in mourning.”

 

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Nicole
+6 #21 Nicole 2011-02-12 13:09
@robin- dont you think we all helped her enough? we paid her the taxes and she put them in her pocket. it is time for her to take them out of her pocket and turn it in. she literally stole our money!!
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teacookies
0 #22 teacookies 2011-02-13 16:44
I worked there for a while. she collected sale tax on the food she sold. I don't think she took out taxes from my pay check..
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Kim
-2 #23 Kim 2011-02-13 17:18
How come some of the businesses get away with this and then others get closed down??? There is a family business in Jasper that owes more than 300k and I don't see yellow tape all over their business. And I am sure they make a lot more money than a small bakery. I have never seen such a public display as what they did at this bakery. I think it's aweful.
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JD
+11 #24 JD 2011-02-14 22:51
To all of these people on here who have clearly lost their minds.... Poor Deb my behind. This is a person who took your money and put in her pockets for 10 years vs. putting it back in taxes which operate your community. What if we all took that approach and no one paid their taxes? I suppose you would all get to see what a Third World Country looks like in your own front door. I've seen them and they are not pretty.
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Shylock
+5 #25 Shylock 2011-02-15 14:47
She made alot of money running her business use to work there sorry it happened but she should of not been so greedy and paid her taxes and this would not of happened!
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wood
+2 #26 wood 2011-02-16 18:28
Quoting Kim:
How come some of the businesses get away with this and then others get closed down??? There is a family business in Jasper that owes more than 300k and I don't see yellow tape all over their business. And I am sure they make a lot more money than a small bakery. I have never seen such a public display as what they did at this bakery. I think it's aweful.

All bussinesses this far behind on taxes should be shut down unless they are actively paying back the taxes. Our schools want SPLOST money and our county and city budgets are tight. Shut them down and let the honest tax-paying bussinesses get the money. As for the other bussiness close to $300.000 behind......wel l let's just say my loved ones won't end up there! Imagine the drama if it was closed down while conducting bussiness! Look up the "R" bussinesses!
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JAMES ROBBINS
+2 #27 JAMES ROBBINS 2011-02-19 00:10
PAY YOUR TAXES OR GO TO JAIL, LIKE EVERY OTHER AMERICAN.
BEING A REDNECK IS NO REASON TO BREAK THE LAW.
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JAMES ROBBINS
+1 #28 JAMES ROBBINS 2011-02-25 01:46
Quoting teacookies:
I worked there for a while. she collected sale tax on the food she sold. I don't think she took out taxes from my pay check..


Did she give you a W2?
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Groundhog Day
0 #29 Groundhog Day 2011-03-07 17:00
Quoting JAMES ROBBINS:
PAY YOUR TAXES OR GO TO JAIL, LIKE EVERY OTHER AMERICAN.
BEING A REDNECK IS NO REASON TO BREAK THE LAW.


Sure it is. How can you call yourself a rebel, if you are not rebellious?

If Deb's smart she'll go underground and start baking up some "adult brownies". No more worrying about delinquent taxes, misfiled paperwork, or random government schemes and screw-ups (had the latter happen to some family who owned a small business; wasn't their fault at all but they still almost lost everything).

Sure, there's a small chance of going to jail, but that's pretty-much unavoidable in a place where you break at least one county ordinance and three state laws before you get out of bed each morning.
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daddyrabbit
0 #30 daddyrabbit 2011-03-24 12:01
you know you live in a small town when the judge is allowed to take it upon herself to hand out probation and community service to small kids for making failing grades, and the highlight of the year is the opening of an animal shelter and the closing of a bakery.
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