District of Columbia Repeals its Back-to-School Tax Holiday

In a move to increase revenues, legislation has been enacted in D.C. to repeal the August 2009 sales tax holiday. In earlier years the tax holiday provided a nine day exemption from the 5.75 percent sales tax on purchase of clothing, accessories, shoes and school supplies for $100 or less. Nothing has been said about the status of the other sales tax holiday at the end of 2009. (News Release, District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, July 20, 2009)

Posted on July 22, 2009