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Washington, D.C. sales tax rate6%
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- There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
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- ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.
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The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.
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Washington, D.C. sales tax details
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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