Georgetown Cupcake, an area bakery and subject of the TLC reality show “DC Cupcake,” came under a tax lien filed by Washington D.C.’s Office of Tax and Revenue on Jan. 31. after the business failed to own up to more than $200,000 in sales taxes over a three month period.
According to the lien, the store neglected to pay $69,571.78 in August, $66,363.74 in September and $53,357.19 in October.
The Washington Business Daily reported that the lien had been filed after more than two weeks of discussion between Georgetown Cupcake and the Office of Tax and Revenue.
By Friday morning, however, the bakery had complied with the lien: documents filed with the tax office declared the Certificate of Delinquent Sales and Use “paid and satisfied.”
But representatives of the company have not provided a full account of how or why the error occurred or why the Office of Tax and Revenue was not reimbursed until now.
A prepared statement from BWR Public Relations, which represents Georgetown Cupcake, offered little explanation.
“Georgetown Cupcake has paid its taxes to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue in full, and any misunderstanding has been resolved. The lien was released less than 24 hours after it was issued,” the statement read.
Store employees were not authorized to speak due to provisions in their contracts.