Posts Tagged ‘Office of Tax and Revenue’

Just How Magical Is the Tax Sale Threshold? D.C. Tax Chief Weighs In.

Amid the growing controversy over D.C.'s sales of tax liens, a practice that's led people who owe just a few hundred dollars to lose their homes, one magic word has regularly been invoked as a panacea: threshold. When the Washington Post released its investigation of tax lien sales, officials in the chief financial officer's office (which oversees [...]

Tax and Wane

When news of the complex deal to build 
a D.C. United soccer stadium broke last month, many of the city’s reporters and concerned citizens became back-of-the-envelope mathematicians.
One hundred million dollars for the city to acquire the land for the stadium site at Buzzard Point, plus $40 million for the city to provide the necessary infrastructure, [...]