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The New Mexico Secretary of Taxation and Revenue is seeking a court order to halt WisePies Franchise Services from doing business until the company gets up to date on its taxes – something a company spokeswoman said it intends to do immediately.
The state applied for the injunction in state District Court in Santa Fe on Tuesday, noting in its filing that WisePies has a current outstanding gross receipts tax liability of $11,936 and that interest continues to accrue. The company “has continually been non-compliant” in paying gross receipts taxes and also failed to pay workers’ compensation fees on multiple occasions, according to an accompanying affidavit from a state revenue agent.
WisePies – which has the naming rights to University of New Mexico’s basketball arena, aka the Pit – has not complied with a state request to enter into an installment agreement, and co-owner Mike Baird has not communicated with the department since July 1, the affidavit says.