Elimination Of D.C. Ad Tax Plan Cheered by NAB


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A controversial proposal to slap a 3% sales tax on businesses that buy advertising on television, radio, print and digital outlets based in the District of Columbia has been erased from the Fiscal Year 2021 budget.

Thanks to an amendment, there will be no application of a levy on the purchase of advertising in the Nation’s Capital, including the business costs associated with its planning, creation, placement and display of advertising.

No other state in the nation has this tax.

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