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D.C. Considers Expanding Tax Base, Click-Through Nexus


 Washington D.C. considers big changes to tax policy.

The Washington D.C. Tax Revision Commission, established in 2011, is tasked with making tax recommendations to the mayor and council. The 11 members meet regularly to deliberate on such issues as job creation, business growth, and tax fairness.

Proposed tax changes include:

Pros and cons of each proposed change are examined. For example, if taxes are raised on certain goods, will consumers go elsewhere to purchase them?

Recommendations currently listed on the D.C. Tax Revision Commission website are not final. Meetings are scheduled to continue through November, and the final report won't be released until January 2014. Still, it's interesting to see what is being considered.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.