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Looks like Georgetown Cupcake’s cupcake machines won’t be going up on the taxman’s auction block anytime soon. The Washington Business Journal reports that the company is all paid up on its delinquent tax bill, less than 24 hours after a lien was issued on the cupcakery.

An attorney for Georgetown Cupcake blamed the $189,282.71 bill on three months of sales tax filings that didn’t include checks. How anyone, much less a successful business, could accidentally fail to pay their tax three months in a row, though, remains a mystery. I’m waiting to hear back from the attorney, Mark Sandground.

The chain also negotiated over the payment for two weeks, according to the Business Journal, only to fold when the lien was filed.

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