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The DC Code: § 47-2501.01 Television, video, or radio service to subscribers or paying customers.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
On a quarterly basis and at the quarterly intervals prescribed by the Mayor, each company that sells or charges for cable television service, satellite relay television service, and any and all other distribution of television, video, or radio service with or without the use of wires provided to subscribers or paying customers, whether for basic service, ancillary service, or other special service, and any other charges related to providing the services within the District of Columbia, including, but not limited to, rental of signal receiving equipment, shall:
1
File an affidavit with the Mayor indicating the amount of its gross receipts for the preceding calendar month from the sale of or charges for the services within the District;
2
Until May 31, 1994, pay to the Mayor 9.7% of these gross receipts; and
3
After May 31, 1994, pay to the Mayor 10% of its gross receipts from sales included in bills rendered after May 31, 1994.
b
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each company subject to the tax imposed by this section shall pay, in addition to the gross receipts tax, the franchise tax imposed by Chapter 18 of this title, the real property tax imposed by Chapter 8 of this title, the personal property tax imposed by § 47-1521 et seq., to the extent provided in § 47-1508.
c
For the purpose of this section, the term "company" does not include a nonprofit educational organization that provides programming to subscribers or other persons under an Instructional Television Fixed Service License issued by the Federal Communications Commission. The gross receipts of a nonprofit educational organization that provides programming to subscribers or other persons under an Instructional Television Fixed Service License issued by the Federal Communications Commission shall not be subject to the tax established by this section.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-2501.1. Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 110(a) of Omnibus Budget Support Temporary Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-134, July 23, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 5815). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 104 of Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 12-4, May 23, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 3718). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 106 of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-302, July 25, 1996, 43 DCR 4181). For temporary repeal of § 106 of D.C. Act 11-360, see § 2(d) of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-37, March 18, 1997, 44 DCR 1935). Legislative History of Laws Law 9-145, the "Omnibus Budget Support Act of 1992," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-222, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 12, 1992, and June 2, 1992, respectively. Approved without the signature of the Mayor on June 22, 1992, it was assigned Act No. 9-225 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 9-145 became effective on September 10, 1992. Law 9-177, the "Real Property Tax Rates for Tax Year 1993 and Real Property Tax Revision and Reclassification Amendment Act of 1992," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-563, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 23, 1992, and July 7, 1992, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 28, 1992, it was assigned Act No. 9-283 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 9-177 became effective on October 7, 1992. For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-128, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2501. Law 10-255, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-673, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 21, 1994, and July 5, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 25, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-302 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-255 became effective May 16, 1995. Law 11-198, the "Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Support Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-741, which was referred to the Committee on the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 19, 1996, and July 3, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 26, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-360 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-198 became effective on April 9, 1997. DC CODE § 47-2501.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 1, 1902, ch. 1352, § 6, par. (5A), as added Sept. 10, 1992, D.C. Law 9-145, § 110(b), 39 DCR 4895; Oct. 7, 1992, D.C. Law 9-177, § 10(b), 39 DCR 5868; June 14, 1994, D.C. Law 10-128, § 106(c), 41 DCR 2096; May 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-255, § 45, 41 DCR 5193; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-198, § 104, 43 DCR 4569; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)