On October 16, the District of Columbia’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issued a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning short-term housing rentals. Among other things, the regulations require booking services to collect and remit all applicable transient occupancy taxes on behalf of the host. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is accepting comments
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The Final D.C. Budget: What’s In? What’s Out? What’s Next?
On July 28, 2020, the D.C. Council approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Act of 2020 (“BSA”), which establishes the budget’s tax provision changes. The prior week, the D.C. Council approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020, which sets the budget’s expenditures. This year’s most notable event was the advertising…
It’s an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad District: DC Council Effectively Eliminates Proposed Advertising and Personal Information Taxes
Earlier today, the D.C. Council voted to amend the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020 (“LBA”) and effectively eliminate the proposed sales tax expansion to advertising services and personal information.
On July 21st, the Council first attempted to vote on the LBA (which sets the District’s expenditures), but the Council was unable to…
The Nation’s Capital Goes [M]Ad: D.C. Council Reverses Course, Considers Eliminating Proposed Advertising Tax
During the July 21st Legislative Meeting, the D.C. Council voted to postpone consideration of the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020 (“LBA”) (which establishes the expenditures of D.C. revenue) to Thursday, July 23rd at 12:30 p.m. Prior to that meeting, the D.C. budget office will attempt to trim $18.4 million from the LBA,…
DC Council Poised for Budget Vote Tomorrow that Relies on the Expansion of Sales Tax to Sales of Advertising Services and Personal Information
In what could best be described as a “tax on talking,” the DC Council will vote on a budget tomorrow that relies on revenue from expanding the sales tax to advertising services and personal information. The rate is generally 3%, but could rise to 7.25% for certain taxpayers.
The legislation quickly moved through the Council…
Webcast: What you need to know about DC’s proposed tax on advertising services and personal information – July 22, 3 PM ET
The DC Council is considering a new sales tax on advertising services, including digital advertising services, and personal information.
On July 6, the DC 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…
DC Council Considers Advertising and Personal Information Sales Taxes
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
DC Office of Tax and Revenue Launches New QHTC Sales and Use Tax Exemption Application/Pre-Certification Process
On November 1, 2017, the District of Columbia will begin implementing a new sales and use tax exemption application process for Qualified High Technology Companies (QHTCs). The new application procedure signifies a shift to essentially a pre-certification process and creates new documentation requirements for companies seeking QHTC benefits. Key considerations include:
- Companies will now be
US Supreme Court’s Ruling Bolsters Taxpayers’ First Amendment Right To Pass Through Fees (and Taxes)
A recent US Supreme Court decision on surcharges strengthened taxpayers’ First Amendment rights when deciding how they present pass-through fees and taxes to their customers.
- The Supreme Court held that a New York statute prohibiting a seller from imposing a credit surcharge was a speech regulation, subject to heightened scrutiny, because it regulates how retailers
D.C. Proposes to Extend Deadline for Combined Reports
As part of its implementation of mandatory combined reporting, the District of Columbia’s Office of Tax and Revenue issued a taxpayer-friendly proposed regulation that would provide an automatic seven-month extension for calendar and fiscal year taxpayers.
For more details, read our legal alert, “D.C. Proposes to Extend Deadline for Combined Reports“