Under an emergency budget bill, the District of Columbia will increase its sales and use tax rate. The current sales and use tax rate in D.C. is 5.75%, effective October 1, 2018, the rate will be 6%. Other changes to tax rates in D.C., also effective October 1, 2018 include:
These rate changes take effect as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018, effective August 1, 2018, for a 90-day period that expires September 30, 2018. (Act 22-434 (D.C.B. 22-901), Council of the District of Columbia Laws 2018, effective August 1, 2018, for a 90-day period that expires Sept. 30, 2018).