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Tax Rate Comparison Booklets Now Available

Monday, October 23, 2000

Tax Rate Comparison Booklets Now Available

WASHINGTON, DC - The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue has released two popular and informative publications: Tax Rates and Tax Burdens: Washington Metropolitan Area and Tax Rates and Tax Burdens in the District of Columbia: A Nationwide Comparison.

The publications contain the latest statistics about tax rates and tax burdens of major taxes in the District of Columbia and those of states and other large cities in the United States. The books are updated yearly for individuals and businesses and are packed with useful tax information that is hard to find elsewhere.

Herbert J. Huff, deputy chief financial officer for tax and revenue says, "We get many requests for these publications from various state and city governments, as well as private businesses nationwide. It's very valuable information that is helpful in planning, budgeting and gauging revenue generation."

The publications provide information on the highest and lowest state property taxes, automobile taxes, public utilities taxes, sales and use taxes, water and sewage user charges and miscellaneous taxes. At a glance, you will know that insurance premiums in Washington, DC, are among the lowest in the nation. You will also know why cold weather conditions such as snow removal can increase costs or how the proportion of public versus private services will differ from city to city.

All requests for these publications are welcome and should be directed to the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, 941 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, or you may call (202) 442-6200. The booklets are also available on the CFO website on theĀ Tax Burdens Comparisons page.