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The DC Code: § 47-1808.01 Tax on unincorporated businesses--Definition.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter (not alone of this subchapter) and unless otherwise required by the context, the term "unincorporated business" means any trade or business, conducted or engaged in by any individual, whether resident or nonresident, statutory or common-law trust, estate, partnership, or limited or special partnership, society, association, executor, administrator, receiver, trustee, liquidator, conservator, committee assignee, or by any other entity or fiduciary, other than a trade or business conducted or engaged in by any corporation and include any trade or business which if conducted or engaged in by a corporation would be taxable under subchapter VII of this chapter. The term "unincorporated business" does not include:

A trade or a business which by law, customs, or ethics cannot be incorporated;
A trade, a business, or a profession which can be incorporated only under Chapter 5 of Title 29;
A trade or business in which more than 80% of the gross income is derived from the personal services actually rendered by the individuals or the members of the partnership or other entity in the conducting or the carrying on of a trade or a business and in which capital is not a material income-producing factor;
A trade or a business engaged in by a blind person licensed by the District of Columbia pursuant to An Act To authorize the operation of stands in Federal buildings by blind persons, to enlarge the economic opportunities of the blind, and for other purposes (20 U.S.C. § 107 et seq.); or
A Qualified High Technology Company.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-1808.1. 1973 Ed., § 47-1574. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-256 added par. (5). D.C. Law 18-378, in par. (2), substituted "Chapter 5" for "Chapter 4". Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-23, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-1801.04. For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-118, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-1801.01a. For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-32, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-1816.03. Law 6-89, the "Blind Vendors Tax Relief Amendment Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-132, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 19, 1985 and December 3, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 30, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6-117 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-29, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-1801.01a. For Law 13-256, see notes following § 47-1508. For history of Law 18-378, see notes under § 47-1802.01. Miscellaneous Notes Mayor authorized to issue regulations: Section 9 of D.C. Law 5-32 provided that the Mayor shall issue regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of the act. DC CODE § 47-1808.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(July 16, 1947, 61 Stat. 345, ch. 258, art. I, title VIII, § 1; Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 582, Pub. L. 92-180, § 21; Oct. 21, 1975, D.C. Law 1-23, title VI, § 605, 22 DCR 2113; June 11, 1982, D.C. Law 4-118, § 113, 29 DCR 1770; Oct. 8, 1983, D.C. Law 5-32, § 6(a), 30 DCR 4013; Mar. 12, 1986, D.C. Law 6-89, § 2, 33 DCR 304; Oct. 1, 1987, D.C. Law 7-29, § 3(h)(1), 34 DCR 5097; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-256, § 405, 48 DCR 730; July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 3(jj)(1)(C), 58 DCR 1720.)