DC Council Passes Budget Without Advertising Tax

The DC Council gave final approval this week to a $16.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after abandoning a proposed 3 percent advertising tax on businesses and associations. After opposition from ASAE and numerous other business leaders who argued against new taxes on businesses struggling through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DC Council Chairman Phil… Read more »

DC Council Backtracks on Proposed Advertising Tax

The DC Council today passed an amendment from Chairman Phil Mendelson to withdraw a proposed 3 percent advertising tax on businesses and balance the city’s budget through other means. After opposition from ASAE and numerous other business leaders who argued against new taxes on businesses struggling through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mendelson reversed course earlier… Read more »

ASAE Urges DC Council to Drop Advertising Tax

ASAE and a coalition of other business interests in the nation’s capital are urging the DC Council to reconsider a 3 percent sales tax on advertising that could impact any company or industry that advertises in the District. The advertising tax is part of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget approved in a preliminary Council vote… Read more »

DC Business Community Resists Proposed Tax Increases

Despite widespread opposition, the DC Council preliminarily approved a proposed Fiscal 2021 budget that would increase taxes on DC businesses already revenue-challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill must undergo a second reading before final passage. That vote is scheduled for July 21. The Recover Strong Alliance, a coalition of local businesses, workers and community… Read more »

DC Council to Consider Tax Hike on Businesses

Though DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled a balanced budget that would invest in core services like housing, healthcare and education without raising taxes, the DC Council is considering proposals to raise taxes on individuals and businesses anyway to cover new spending projects. The DC Council’s Budget Oversight Committee held a hearing June 17 to… Read more »