Business Licensing for the District of Columbia

How to Get a Business License in the District of Columbia:

District of Columbia Sales Tax:

  • The District of Columbia has a sales tax of 5.75%
    • 5.75% for tangible personal property
    • 9% for alcohol sold for off-premises consumption
    • 10% for restaurant meals, take-out foods, rental cars and telephone calling cards
    • 12% for commercial parking
    • 14.5% for hotel and motel rooms
    • Groceries, prescription and nonprescription medications and residential utility services are exempt.

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