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The DC Code: § 25-901 Taxes to be levied, collected, and paid on alcoholic beverages except beer.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)

There shall be levied, collected, and paid on all of the following alcoholic beverages (1) manufactured by the licensee under a manufacturer's license, (2) imported or brought into the District by a licensee under a wholesaler's license, except alcoholic beverages as may be sold to a dealer licensed under the laws of any state or territory of the United States and not licensed under this title, and (3) imported or brought into the District by a licensee under a retailer's license, a tax at the following rates to be paid by the licensee in the manner hereinafter provided:

A
A tax of $.30 on every wine-gallon of wine containing 14% or less of alcohol by volume, other than champagne, sparkling wine, and any wine artificially carbonated, and a proportionate tax at the same rate on all fractional parts of such gallon;
B
A tax of $.40 on every wine-gallon of wine containing more than 14% of alcohol by volume, other than champagne, sparkling wine, and any wine artificially carbonated, and a proportionate tax at the same rate on all fractional parts of such gallon;
C
A tax of $.45 on every wine-gallon of champagne, sparkling wine, and any wine artificially carbonated, and a proportionate tax at the same rate on all fractional parts of such gallon;
D
A tax of $1.50 on every wine-gallon of spirits, and a proportionate tax at the same rate on all fractional parts of such gallon; and
E
A tax of $1.50 on every wine-gallon of all other alcoholic beverages, and a proportionate tax at the same rate on all fractional parts of such gallon.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. The text of this section is derived from provisions formerly found in D.C. Code § 25-124(a). Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 25-901. 1973 Ed., § 25-124. Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-73, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-101. For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-157, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-101. For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-51, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-206. For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-159, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-206. Law 8-17, the "Revenue Amendment Act of 1989," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-224, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 2, 1989 and May 16, 1989, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 26, 1989, it was assigned Act No. 8-34 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 8-119, the "Tax Amendment Act of 1990," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-371, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 30, 1990, and February 13, 1990, respectively. Approved without the signature of the Mayor on March 6, 1990, it was assigned Act No. 8-173 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 25-901 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Jan. 24, 1934, 48 Stat. 332, ch. 4, § 23; Apr. 30, 1934, 48 Stat. 654, ch. 181, § 3; June 18, 1934, 48 Stat. 1014, 1015, ch. 600, §§ 1, 2; Aug. 27, 1935, 49 Stat. 901, 903, ch. 756, §§ 11, 17; June 25, 1936, 49 Stat. 1921, ch. 804; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; May 27, 1949, 63 Stat. 135, ch. 146, title V, § 505; May 18, 1954, 68 Stat. 113, ch. 218, title VIII, § 801; Mar. 31, 1956, 70 Stat. 81, ch. 154, title III, §§ 301, 302(a); July 25, 1958, 72 Stat. 418, Pub. L. 85-558, §§ 1-5; Sept. 14, 1961, 75 Stat. 510, Pub. L. 87-238, §§ 1-5; Mar. 2, 1962, 76 Stat. 17, Pub. L. 87-408, § 401; Sept. 30, 1966, 80 Stat. 855, Pub. L. 89-610, title I, § 101(a); Oct. 31, 1969, 83 Stat. 175, Pub. L. 91-106, title V, § 501(a), (b); Apr. 18, 1978, D.C. Law 2-73, § 3, 24 DCR 7066; Sept. 29, 1982, D.C. Law 4-157, § 15, 29 DCR 3617; Mar. 8, 1984, D.C. Law 5-51, § 2(b)(9), 30 DCR 5927; Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-159, § 25(b), (c), 32 DCR 30; July 25, 1989, D.C. Law 8-17, § 7(a), 36 DCR 4160; May 4, 1990, D.C. Law 8-119, § 2, 37 DCR 1738; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959.)