Making DC Age Friendly: Age-Friendly DC is a coordinated, comprehensive, and collective-action effort whose goal is to ensure that all DC residents are active, connected, healthy, engaged and happy in their environment. The District’s Age-Friendly effort is starting with a focus on adults age 50 and older.
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How did District of Columbia earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. District of Columbia has a state sales tax of 5.75%. Of particular interest is that District of Columbia does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. District of Columbia has an effective property tax rate of 0.56%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how District of Columbia earned its state tax grade of C+.
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