The Financial State of Washington, D.C.
Published in State Data Lab, 2019
A new analysis of the latest available audited financial report found Washington, D.C. has a Taxpayer Surplus of $4,400, earning it a “B” grade based on Truth in Accounting’s grading scale. Unlike most cities, Washington, D.C.’s government has enough resources available to pay all of it’s bills, including public employees’ retirement benefits. When broken down, the amount available to pay future bills results in a surplus of $3,300 for each Washington, D.C. taxpayer.