State sales tax rate5.75%
* 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.
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Washington, DC sales tax basics
The Washington, DC sales tax rate is 5.75%, 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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