On February 12, 2014, the DC Tax Revision Commission (Commission) presented recommendations and its final report to the Council of the District of Columbia (DC Council). In 2011, the DC Council authorized the creation of the Commission and charged it with providing comprehensive recommendations that would: (1) provide fairness in application of taxes; (2) broaden the tax base; (3) make the District of Columbia’s (District) tax policy more competitive with surrounding jurisdictions; (4) encourage business growth and job creation; and (5) modernize, simplify, and increase transparency in the District’s tax code.
The Commission made several recommendations that would affect the business franchise tax, the unincorporated business franchise tax, the personal income tax, and the sales tax. It also recommends a new employer fee to be paid by employers with more than 4 employees working in the District. The final report is scheduled to be published in March 2014.