That’s a lot of $75 “vagina candles.”
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s luxury lifestyle company Goop Inc. has paid off $298,160.58 in outstanding sales taxes — but not in time to avoid landing on a monthly list of the top 250 “delinquent taxpayers” in New York, according to the state Department of Taxation and Finance.
“We need to ensure that there’s a level playing field for all New Yorkers and when individuals or businesses don’t pay their fair share it unfairly shifts the tax burden on to other hard working New Yorkers,” state tax spokesman James Gazzale told The Post about businesses included in the list of the top 250 deadbeat companies.
The document lists Goop, which was not included on the August version of the list, as owing $267,122.40 and $31,038.18 based on notices on outstanding tax liabilities filed in August and July signaling the state’s diminishing patience while awaiting action by the California-based company.
Goop is known for attracting big bucks from well-off people in the market for pricey and zany items like a $75 “This Smells Like My Vagina Candle” or a $395 “Talati Puff Top” that the company website claims is “engineered for tucking.” “
Other items like jewelry can cost thousands of dollars.
The “Iron Man” actress’ company had an outstanding tax bill, according to the filing, that placed it in the company of more working-class businesses like Manjares Mexico Restaurant Corp. in Queens (#218) and Pelham Bay Home Center, who were, respectively, above and below the 219th-ranked Goop.
The “Shakespeare in Love” star Paltrow, who is reportedly worth around $200 million, and her company were officially on notice to begin paying off outstanding sales taxes sometime soon or risk having assets seized now that the state taxman has officially issued a “warrant” allowing further action – if necessary.
“Once we file a warrant, it allows us to potentially seize any of your personal property, allows us to garnish your wages that allows us to prevent you from operating your business, things of that nature,” Gazzale said.
Shaming sales tax scofflaws appears to be working for the department considering how Goop has paid off its outstanding balance with the state.
“We’ve looked into it, and we can confirm the account is current and there are no outstanding liabilities,” spokeswoman Noora Raj Brown said in a statement.