The D.C. Council is considering a new sales tax on advertising services, including digital advertising services, and personal information.
- On July 6th, the D.C. Council released the Committee Print of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Act of 2020, which includes a sales tax expansion to those services beginning October 1, 2020 at the reduced rate of 3% instead of the general 6% sales tax rate.
- Today, the Council will hold its first vote on, and possibly consider amendments to, the proposed Budget Support Act. A second and final vote will occur later this month.
- The legislation would then need sign-off from the Mayor, who has publicly opposed new taxes this year in a letter to the Council on July 4th. The legislation also would be subject to congressional review under the District’s Home Rule Act of 1973.