Special Bulletin: DC Tax Adjustment

Effective October 1, the Washington, DC Office of Tax and Revenue increased the sales and use tax rate from 10.00% to 10.25% for leased vehicles.  Please adjust your systems accordingly.


Neither WANADA nor DC DMV was notified of this change and only learned of it when finance companies began encountering difficulties processing lease paperwork for DC residents. Note that, while the excise tax on car sales is processed through DC DMV, the use tax for leases is processed through the DC Office of Tax and Revenue. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact one of the following persons at WANADA:


John O’Donnell
President & CEO

Joe Koch
Vice President of Association Operations

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