July 4, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas — The enterprise that owns Hen Scooters has prevented a lawsuit from Travis County leaders that will have resulted in a few of its scooters getting taken off the streets of Austin.

Hen Rides Inc. had roughly $150,000 in delinquent residence taxes however, on Tuesday, the California-primarily primarily based company ultimately paid out it off.

The property taxes ended up meant to be paid off by January and leaders with the Travis County Tax Workplace defined Hen had not been returning their requires the previous couple months.

If Chook wouldn’t have paid out off its taxes, the County would have acquired a courtroom judgment to grab and public sale off ample scooters to satisfy the $150,000 in home taxes.

KVUE spoke to Travis County Tax Accessor Bruce Elfant a a number of hrs previous to Hen compensated its taxes, and this was the top consequence he was looking out for.

“We’re undoubtedly hopeful that we’ll hearken to from the Hen scooter people and that we may do the job a factor out,” reported Elfant. “But when not, state regulation requires us to litigate and seize home to fulfill the judgment.”

Chook ended up shelling out all its taxes pursuing this interview, although it was 4 months late.

On Might presumably 18, a file was launched of the “High 10 Delinquent Home Homeowners” in Travis County, dependent off home entrepreneurs who had not compensated their property taxes. Hen was on that itemizing however has now paid out in whole.

Elfant defined the property householders on this file, predominantly business residence entrepreneurs, acquired their tax prices in November 2021, didn’t make a cost by the Jan. 31 deadline and each didn’t arrange a cost put together or make their agreed upon funds proper after quite a few letters and cellphone calls.

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The pursuing file was latest on Would possibly 18 and shows which companies are within the “High 10 Delinquent Home Homeowners” and the way considerably they owed in residence taxes which were unpaid for the 2021 12 months.

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