Georgetown Cupcake Says It Has Paid Its Taxes

Co-owner Katherine Kallinis attributes the DC lien to a “misunderstanding.”

By: Carol Ross Joynt

The owners of Georgetown Cupcake want everyone to know they are not tax scofflaws. “Georgetown Cupcake has paid its taxes to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue in full, and the Office of Tax and Revenue has acknowledged receipt of payment,” said Katherine Kallinis, who co-owns the business with her sister, Sophie LaMontagne. In an e-mail to Washingtonian, she responded to an earlier report published by Washington Business Journal that said the popular cupcakery owed close to $200,000 in unpaid sales taxes, prompting a lien.

“The misunderstanding regarding the lien has been resolved, the lien is in the process of being terminated, and we expect confirmation of the termination later today,” Kallinis wrote.

In its report, WBJ said the business—which opened in Georgetown in 2008 and has since expanded to other cities and been featured in a hit TLC show, DC Cupcakes—owed three months of taxes, with penalties and interest, amounting to $189,282.71.  

Kallinis indicated she was relieved to have the issue resolved and considered the whole affair a non-story.