DC Ad Tax Rejected

Thanks to DC Businesses and Industry Associations

WASHINGTON DC, July 29, 2020
The following is a joint statement from the undersigned companies and associations on the removal of the advertising and data tax from the District of Columbia’s FY 2021 budget:

“We strongly commend the Council of the District of Columbia for removing the advertising and personally identifiable information sales tax from the FY 2021 budget. This proposed tax would have created a substantial barrier for economic recovery and job creation in the District. Its removal provides a far better environment for the many large and small business and media entities struggling to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We very much appreciate the Council’s willingness to carefully examine these critically important issues and to develop alternatives to meet the District’s budget challenges.” 

For more information contact:
Clark Rector, EVP, Government Affairs, American Advertising Federation, 202.371.2329
Dan Jaffe, Group EVP, Government Relations, Association of National Advertisers, 202.296.1883
Erika Wadlington, Director of Public Policy & Programs, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, 202.258.7668