Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–1317. Refunds — Taxes erroneously paid.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized and instructed to cause all taxes erroneously paid in the District of Columbia to be refunded by the proper accounting and disbursing officers of said District, upon the certificate of the Collector of such erroneous payment, which certificate shall state the nature of the error, the name of the person or persons by whom such excessive payment was made, and such other particulars as may be necessary to satisfy the accounting officers that such claim for reimbursement is just and equitable; and the said accounting and disbursing officers shall pay all moneys so refunded out of, and charge the same to, the fund which was credited with the erroneous payment. “Taxes” as discussed herein do not include the “special franchise tax” as provided for in § 34-912.


(Leg. Assem., Jan. 19, 1872, ch. 31, § 1; June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 116, ch. 337, § 2; Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-153, § 5, 31 DCR 6440; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-1317.

1973 Ed., § 47-1016.

Cross References

Income and franchise taxes, refunds, see § 47-1812.11.

Real property assessments and taxes, reassessment of void assessments, see §§ 47-839 and 47-1206.

Street repairs, sidewalk, curbing, and alley improvements, cancellation and reassessment of assessments, see § 9-421.11.

Superior Court Tax Division, erroneously paid taxes, refunds, see § 47-3306.

Unemployment compensation, employer contribution payments, refunds, see § 51-104.

Void and erroneous assessments, remedies, see § 2-403.

Water supply, water main assessments and water rents, refunds, see §§ 34-2401.09 and 34-2401.10.

Editor's Notes

Disbursing Office abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-111.

Office of Collector of Taxes abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-401.