Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

Council Gives Initial Approval to Eliminating Property Taxes for Some Seniors

The D.C. Council gave unanimous preliminary approval today to a bill from At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds that would eliminate property taxes for some District seniors, while holding off on another bill from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans that would cap property tax increases for all residents.
Evans requested a delay in the first vote on his bill, which would have lowered [...]

Gray Fine With Higher Taxes, Just Not for Techies

It's tough to find a coherent theme in Mayor Vince Gray's tax policy. Last year, he pushed for an increase on the marginal income tax rates of higher earners over the objections of critics like Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, who said the District's taxes are already too high and even higher taxes would encourage rich [...]

Those Greedy, Greedy Nats

The Washington Nationals, one of the District's biggest corporate welfare recipients, sure are one greedy ballclub. WTOP's Mark Segraves had the scoop yesterday that the Nats want the city to pick up the tab for Metro when games run late and the club's fans want to get home using public transportation.
Segraves reports that other pro [...]

CFO Hits Back at Post Story

The city's Office of the Chief Financial Officer is pushing back against today's big investigative story in the Post, which found that officials in the CFO's office have "knocked $2.6 billion off the taxable value of commercial properties."
City officials have settled with developers over the tax bills on more than 500 commercial properties this year, which [...]