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D.C. Council approves “yoga tax” for fiscal year 2015

A shiver ran down the spines of basic bitches throughout the District when the D.C. Council voted to institute a 5.75 percent sales tax on health clubs last week. The tax, which has been dubbed the “yoga tax,”… Read More

Corp to absorb new soda tax, continue charging $1

The Corp plans to absorb a new tax on sugared drinks as a business cost, maintaining the price of 20 ounce bottles at one dollar. The law, which goes into effect on October 1, levies a six percent… Read More

Two Georgetown hookah bars shut down due to unpaid taxes

Two Georgetown-area hookah bars—Prince of Georgetown, located at 3205 Prospect Street, and Prince Café, located at 1042 Wisconsin Avenue—were shut down by the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue on Wednesday due to unpaid sales taxes. The closures… Read More

The laziest ANC commissioner of all, and other fables

 These blurry Eastern European people came to an ANC meeting once to learn about democracy. Really! The Advisory Neighborhood Commission might not sound interesting, but it’s actually a hotbed of intrigue. Check out last night’s meeting: Commissioner Bill… Read More

DC abolishes sales tax (temporarily)

I always thought the “representation” part would come before the “no taxation” part on DC’s license plate, but the 2008 Sales Tax Holiday, which kicks off at midnight tonight and runs until the 10th, suggests otherwise. All clothes,… Read More