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Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and the District of Columbia is no exception. The first step towards understanding Washington DC’s tax code is knowing the basics.
How does Washington DC rank? Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing Washington DC’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!