DC Tax-Exempt Groups Must Reapply Every Five Years

Nonprofit organizations will need to reapply for tax-exempt status in the District of Columbia every five years, according to a city tax auditor quoted by Bloomberg BNA. Priscilla Wicker, a tax auditor with the District’s Office of Chief Financial Officer, reportedly told a DC Bar audience this week that the city is going to start… Read more »

DC Council Approves Tax to Fund Health Care Exchange

The DC City Council on May 6 approved a new tax on all health-related insurance products sold in the District. The measure was passed as emergency legislation in order to contribute needed funding for DC Health Link, the city’s health insurance Exchange. The legislation will implement a 1 percent tax on all insurance premiums paid… Read more »

A First Look at the DC Health Exchange

Front page image of DC Health Link site

The District of Columbia is requiring all small employers (those with fewer than 51 full-time employees) to join their health Exchange by 2015.  In part because of the requirements, the District has aggressively kept to the federal government implementation timeline and, despite running into some computer glitches that could delay some benefits, has previewed what… Read more »

The Kerry Proposal

As the Senate Finance Committee continues meeting among its members to complete its comprehensive health care reform proposal, committee member John Kerry (D-MA) has floated a funding proposal to help solve the bill’s budget problem. The Kerry proposal, according to Congress Daily (subscription), would not remove the deduction on all employer-sponsored health care plans, but… Read more »