Latest on the Grimaldi's tax flap ...
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There was a gasp heard 'round the city this week when news broke that famed Brooklyn pizzeria Grimaldi's had been shut down by the state for unpaid back back taxes. But then it reopened just a few hours later.
"For two years the pizzeria, tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge, has been embroiled in a dispute with officials about unpaid state sales and withholding taxes totaling about $160,000, said Tom Bergin of the Department of Taxation and Finance."
But yesterday, owner Frank Ciolli told The Brooklyn Paper that the ordeal was just something that got screwed up and we sorted it out.
He said: Im not at liberty to give you details because my accountant would be upset with me, Ciolli added. It was some kind of accounting error. People make mistakes.
Accounting glitch? Tax evasion? The saga continues ...