Individuals DC Housing Accommodations Tax Exemption

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The District of Columbia's Housing Accommodation Tax includes very specific qualifications for individuals and groups that need to be met to qualify for exemption. 

Individual Qualifications

If you are not a GW academic year student, to qualify for exemption you must:

  • Enroll in a GW summer course or be enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university within the District of Columbia for the most current Spring or Fall Semesters.
  • Email proof of enrollment to sumhouse@gwu.edu after you have secured a summer housing reservation
  • If you are a GW academic year student, exemption to the Accommodations Tax is already calculated as part of your summer housing reservation

All other individual guests are subject to pay the 14.8% DC Housing Accommodations Tax.