Effective October 1, 2019, the District of Columbia has repealed two sales and use tax exemptions for purchases and sales by Qualified High Technology Companies (QHTC).
Effective October 1, 2019, D.C. has repealed the exemption for purchases by a QHTC of computer software or hardware, and visualization and human interface technology equipment, including operating and applications software, computers, terminals, display devices, printers, cable, fiber, storage media, networking hardware, peripherals, and modems when purchased for use in connection with the operation of the QHTC.
Effective October 1, 2019, D.C. has repealed the exemption for sales within D.C. by a QHTC of intangible property or services, including:
All QHTC Exempt Purchases Certificates issued before October 1, 2019 are terminated as of that date.
The New E-Conomy Transformation Act of 2000 originally created tax benefits for D.C. QHTCs for tax years beginning after December 31, 2000. A QHTC is one which:
(Act 23-0092 (D.C.B. 23-209), Laws 2019; District of Columbia Tax Changes Take Effect October 1, D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue website, August 26, 2019)