The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue has announced that various tax rate changes will take effect on Monday, October 1, 2018. The rate changes which are relevant to our University community include the following: 

  1. General Sales - The general sales and use tax rate will increase from 5.75% to 6%.
  2. Hotel/Transit Accomodations - The total rate of tax on gross receipts for the sale or changes for any rooms, lodging or accommodations will increase from 14.8% to 14.95%. Note: For bookings that were made and fully pre-paid before October 1, the 14.8% rate will still apply. The new rate of 14.95% applies to bookings made after October 1, that were not fully prepaid for all room charges and applicable tax. 

If your department engages in sales transactions, please ensure that the appropriate tax rate is applied to sales as of October 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Walker.

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