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District of Columbia to Reduce Sales Tax Rate

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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray has signed the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013, reducing the sales tax rate and increasing the use tax rate on specified alcoholic beverages. Effective October 1, 2013, the sales tax rate will decrease from 6% to 5.75%.  Effective October 1, 2013, the use tax rate on sales of spirituous or malt liquors, beers, and wine sold for consumption off the premises where sold increases from 9% to 10%.(Act 20-130 (D.C.B. 20-337), Laws 2013)

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