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Gray Budget Suggests Taxing D.C. Theaters

Buried on page 86 of Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed budget, released today, is a suggestion that "live theater" be subject to a sales tax.
According the budget's revenue projections, the mayor anticipates that a 6 percent tax on ticket sales would bring the city just less than $2.3 million a year.
Not surprisingly, administrators at D.C. theaters aren't thrilled.
"Oh, [...]

D.C. Theaters Protest Proposed Council Tax, Look to Yogis for Lessons in Civil Disobedience

The D.C. Theater Scene (no, not that one) was rocked—rocked!—this week with news of a proposed tax on theaters to help with the city's fiscal woes. Yesterday, Helen Hayes President & CEO Linda Grossman filed a letter with the D.C. Council protesting the move and proposing a hearing where the theater community might voice its [...]