District of Columbia Tax Guide

District of Columbia tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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District of Columbia tax guide: Overview

From a tax standpoint, the District of Columbia has a progressive income tax structure that gets steep quickly, but the top rate of 10.75% is reserved for taxable income over $1 million.

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Up to $10,0004% of taxable income
$10,001 to $40,000 6% of the excess over $10,000
$40,001 to $60,0006.5% of the excess over $40,000
$60,001 to $250,0008.5% of the excess over $60,000
$250,001 to $500,0009.25% of the excess over $250,000
$500,001 to $1 million9.75% of the excess above $500,000
More than $1 million10.75% of the excess above $1 million
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Cigarettes$5.03 per pack of 20
Beer$0.09 per gallon
Wine$0.30 per gallon
Wine (sparkling)$0.45 per gallon
Liquor$1.50 per gallon

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.