Posts Tagged ‘d.c. theater tax’

Arts Roundup: Phew! Edition

Tax Relief: The D.C. Council has removed the controversial proposed arts tax from the FY 2012 budget. In a release sent early this morning, the Helen Hayes Awards credited arts leaders—including their own President & CEO Linda Levy Grossman— and others for the proposal's withdrawal. "This successful withdrawal of the ticket tax was also due [...]

Arts Organizations Tell D.C. Council to Drop Ticket Tax

More than a dozen representatives of theater and other artistic organizations attended today's D.C. Council hearing on Mayor Vincent Gray's budget for the 2012 fiscal year to oppose the proposed imposition of a 6 percent sales tax on theater, gallery, and performance tickets.
The mayor's budget proposal called for "expand[ing] the sales tax base to include [...]

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 [...]