Posts Tagged ‘Sales Tax’

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 [...]

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, [...]

FY2011 FYI: Marion Barry Proposal Would Extend Sales Tax to Live Performances

Loose Lips has the details: Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry has released a tax proposal that he says would raise $41.1 million by extending the city's sales tax to a number of areas it doesn't currently cover, including admission to live performances—this to allow, he says, the City Council to keep some social services funding that [...]