Help Fight the Fitness Tax
May 28 2014

Help Fight the Fitness Tax

The fitness tax is back. Under a budget proposal forged by Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) that will get an initial council vote today Wednesday, health clubs would be among the businesses now required to start collecting sales tax starting Jan. 1, 2015. The proposal was made public Tuesday night, giving council members and the public less than 18 hours to digest the proposal before an initial vote. Under this proposal VIDA Members will start paying a 5.75 percent sales tax on her class starting Jan. 1.

This will likely result in an increased cost in fitness-related services across the board.

If you’d like to voice your concerns to the Council Members, we’ve provided contact information below.

Chairmen Phil Mendelson:
(202) 724-8032

Jack Evans:
(202) 724-8058

David Cantania
(202) 724-7772

Kenyan McDuffie:
(202) 724-8028

Anita Bonds:
(202) 724-8064

Jim Graham:
(202) 724-8181

Mary Cheh:
(202) 724-8062

Muriel Bowser:
(202) 724-8052

David Grosso:
(202) 724-8105

Tommy Wells:
(202) 724-8072

Yvette Alexander:
(202) 724-8068

Marion Barry:
(202) 724-8045

Vincent Orange
(202) 724-8174

Written by Social Media Director & Group Fitness Enthusiast Elise Chretien