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DC to Tax Bowling, Tanning, and Yoga


 Tax the tan.

The District of Columbia is extending the 5.75% sales tax to numerous services, effective October 1, 2014.

New taxable services:

  • Bottled water delivery service
  • Bowling alley or billiard parlor services
  • Car washing services
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning services
  • Health club services
  • Storage of household goods
  • Tanning services

That exercise class you’ve been thinking of taking? Taxable. Wednesday night bowling? Taxable. And that manmade tan? Tax it.

Additional information is available on the Office of Tax and Revenue Notice 2014-09.

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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.