About the Federal Tax Counter
Just like the ticker you may have seen outside the Wilson Building, this tax counter shows how many federal taxes we have paid this past year without having representation in Congress.
In July 2008, the Council approved Bill 17-28, the "Taxation Without Representation Federal Tax Pay-Out Message Board Installation Act of 2008" which allowed for the installation of the tax ticker LED message board on Pennsylvania Avenue, next to the entrance to the John A. Wilson Building.
More than three years later, the District has still been denied a vote in Congress. We have added this tax counter to our website home page as an additional visible reminder.