State suing Reagor,Dykes for dealership sales taxes

State suing Reagor,Dykes for dealership sales taxes
Rick Dykes and Bart Reagor accepting the President's Award from Ford in July of 2018. (RDAG Photo)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The State of Texas is now involved in the ongoing legal chaos surrounding the former Reagor-Dykes Auto Group.

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, on behalf of multiple municipalities and counties that once housed Reagor-Dykes stores, filed the motion in Travis County District Court to recoup more than $52,000 in back taxes and interest fees from Bart Reagor and Rick Dykes.

The lawsuit, filed last month, says the money is being sought against the pair as the responsible parties of Reagor Dykes Auto Company, LP. It states that under provisions of current State of Texas and Federal Tax Code, the two are responsible since their names appear as owners of the business in the state’s Comptroller of Public Accounts office.

The state is seeking money from previous dealerships on behalf of the cities of Amarillo, Floydada, Lamesa, Lubbock, Plainview and Snyder, as well as for the counties of Dawson, Hale, Lubbock and Scurry.

The $52,000 is a collective amount from the cities and counties in a two-month period from July to September of last year. The auto group filed bankruptcy on August 1.

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