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Topic - D.C. Tax Revision Commission
A commission charged with reforming Washington, D.C.'s tax code will present recommendations to the D.C. Council on Wednesday that include cutting the income tax rate for middle-class earners and levying a fee on businesses that amounts to $100 per employee annually.
If you've been busy this holiday season pricking your fingers on holly bushes and closing your company's books on 2013, this news is for you — and it's good and bad.
The D.C. Council on Wednesday delivered a blow to Mayor Vincent C. Gray's vision of a thriving tech sector in the District, hours after he strenuously defended investor-friendly tax cuts as a compelling way to diversify the District's economy in the face of potentially steep federal spending cuts.
A newly seated edition of the D.C. Tax Revision Commission began wading through layers of the city's Byzantine tax structure on Monday and brainstorming ways to keep the city's finances in step with its flourishing population.
Instead of patting himself on the back for doing what needed to be done — spending less money — D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is treating CFO Natwar M. Gandhi like a political hack.