It looks like Rod’s Pizza Cellar is going to need more dough.
The federal government wants to sell the famous Hot Springs pizza joint’s building in order to pay the restaurant’s back taxes.
The government said in a lawsuit filed last week that Rod’s Pizza Cellar Inc. owes $586,370 in taxes. The bulk of the taxes owed, $579,668, is for unpaid employment tax, according to the suit filed at the request of the chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.
“After the tax period ending June 30, 2014, RPC ceased filing federal employment (Form 941), unemployment (Form 940) and corporate income (Form 1120) tax returns until 2017,” the suit said.
The IRS wants a judge to allow it to enforce the federal tax liens by selling the 6,295-SF building at 3350 Central Ave., where RPC operates.
That building is owned by 3350 Central Avenue LLC, and the only member and registered agent is Patricia Roddenberry, the suit said. Roddenberry also is the president and owner of RPC.
A message for comment left at RPC Thursday wasn’t immediately returned. RPC’s website said it opened in 1975 and touts that it is the oldest pizza place in town.