2020 AAF Legislative Alerts

Washington State Representative Vandana Slatter (D-Bellevue) has a released a draft proposal to tax the sales of digital advertising in the state. For the reasons below, I urge you to email Rep. Slatter and other members of the legislature.
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.
A few minutes ago the Washington DC City Council gave final approval to the Fiscal Year 2021 budget without the proposed 3% tax on advertising.
A few moments ago, by a vote of 11-2, the District of Columbia City Council voted to approve an amendment offered by Council Chair Phil Mendelson that is the first step in eliminating the 3% ad tax included in an earlier version of the budget.
Just a quick update on the situation in Washington, DC. At the end of the City Council session yesterday, consideration of the budget was officially tabled until 11:30 am tomorrow, largely because of the controversy over the proposed ad tax.
The proposed ad tax was the subject of much lively and chaotic discussion by the DC City Council earlier today. It is very apparent that there is substantial opposition to the tax by many Councilmembers.
A few moments ago, the DC City Council unanimously approved their 2021 Budget which includes the 3% tax on advertising. This is not a final passage as this was the first of two readings that the Budget must go through before it can be enacted.
AAF has just learned that District of Columbia City Council Chair Phil Mendelson is planning on introducing a 3% ad tax tomorrow to help balance the District’s budget.