Sales Tax Rate In $locality District of Columbia 2024 District Of Columbia, District of Columbia Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - District Of Columbia



2024 District Of Columbia sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
District of Columbia State Sales Tax 5.75%
County Sales Tax N/A
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 5.75% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The District Of Columbia, District of Columbia sales tax is 5.75% , the same as the District of Columbia state sales tax. While many other states allow counties and other localities to collect a local option sales tax, District of Columbia does not permit local sales taxes to be collected.

  • The District Of Columbia Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within District Of Columbia
  • Groceries are exempt from the District Of Columbia and District of Columbia state sales taxes
  • District Of Columbia collects a 0% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under District of Columbia law
  • District Of Columbia has a higher sales tax than 100% of District of Columbia's other cities and counties

District Of Columbia District of Columbia Sales Tax Exemptions

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In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. District Of Columbia doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under District of Columbia law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional District of Columbia state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. District of Columbia's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in District Of Columbia.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:5.75% Prepared Food:10% Prescription Drugs:0% Non-Prescription Drugs:0%

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All merchants operating in District Of Columbia must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the District of Columbia Office of Taxpayer Revenue. For more details, see the District of Columbia sales tax.

District Of Columbia Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The District Of Columbia sales tax region partially or fully covers 285 zip codes in District of Columbia. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in District of Columbia here


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