DC Cupcake Tax Lien Resolved
- Sales Tax News
- Feb 4, 2013 | Gail Cole
$189,282.71 equals a lot of cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake. Approximately 68,727 of them, in fact. But that's what the trendy D.C. cupcakery owed the taxman last week, before it paid the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue the sales tax it owed for September, October and November 2012 (plus interest and penalties, of course).
Fans of TLC reality show DC Cupcake and lovers of cupcakes across the nation are surely relieved to hear that Georgetown Cupcake has resolved its issues with the taxman. After all, the DC Office of Tax and Revenue has the power to shutter businesses that don't pay the sales tax they owe.
Natalie Wilson of the DC Office of Tax and Revenue told the Washington Business Journal that "[a] lien is really a last resort because we work with the taxpayer to bring them into compliance." A lien for the back tax was filed with the Recorder of Deed's on Thursday of last week, after negotiations between the cupcakery and the Office of Tax and Revenue "hit a snag."
The lien had the desired effect. According to a statement sent last Friday to The Huffington Post by Farial Awan, spokesperson for Georgetown Cupcakes:
Georgetown Cupcake has paid its taxes to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue in full… . The misunderstanding regarding the lien has been resolved…."
The lien was released. Let the cupcake consumption begin!
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