State sales tax rate6%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Washington, DC. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
Washington, DC sales tax basics
The Washington, DC sales tax rate is 6%, effective October 1, 2013. This is a single, district-wide general sales tax rate that applies to tangible personal property and selected services.
DC has a sales tax rate structure that also includes a 10% rate for liquor sold for off-premise and on-premise consumption, restaurant meals and rental vehicles; 18% rate for parking in commercial lots; and 14.5% for hotels and transient accommodations.
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