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OTR Revokes Sales Tax Certificates of Nine District Restaurants

Thursday, July 18, 2013

OTR Revokes Sales Tax Certificates of Nine District Restaurants

The businesses can no longer make retail sales until it comes into tax compliance.
Today, the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) revoked the sales and use tax certificates of nine District restaurants. The owner, Yasmin Parveen, failed to pay the District close to $500,000 in sales taxes collected from its patrons.
Revocation of the sales tax certificates prohibits the following establishments from making retail sales - selling of food and beverages:
  • U Street Subway INC., 2001 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • 14th Street Eatery INC, 2001 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Georgia Avenue Subway INC., 2301-B Georgia Avenue, Washington DC 20001
  • Alabama Avenue Subway INC., 2861 Alabama Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20020
  • Minnesota Avenue Subway INC., 3950 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
  • Georgetown Eatery INC., 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057
    Businesses inside Georgetown Eatery include:
    • Subway
    • KFC
    • Taco Bell
    • Pizza Hut
OTR made numerous attempts to collect the outstanding taxes from the establishments without success. When the owners failed to respond to multiple collection notices, OTR was forced to revoke their sales tax certificates.
 
This action is part of an ongoing investigation of businesses that are not remitting sales taxes collected. Additional collection actions, such as seizures, bank levies and additional sales tax certificate revocations are planned for businesses that are not in tax compliance. 
 
OTR encourages businesses that are not in compliance to immediately file missing returns immediately, pay any liability due or to contact our Collection Division to arrange a payment plan. The Collection Division can be reached at (202) 724-5045.