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DC Cupcake Tax Lien Resolved

  • Feb 4, 2013 | Gail Cole

 Fans of Georgetown Cupcake Can Breathe Easy: Delinquent Sales Taxes Are Paid.

$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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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.