WICHITA — Shortly before Twigs was destroyed by fire in late 2005, news broke that owner Iven Kelley was more than $200,000 behind in taxes.
"People thought I burnt down my own business because I owed so many taxes," Kelley says. "It was somebody else out there that hasn't been caught yet."
The fire was ruled arson and has not been solved.
But Kelley's tax problems have.
"All of our sales tax is zero," says Kelley, who shared notices from the state showing satisfaction of judgment. "We have worked diligently to get everything done. . . . I'm feeling fabulous about that."
Kelley blames a former accountant for his tax troubles.