Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2027. Certificate of Mayor; presumptions.

The certificate of the Mayor to the effect that a tax has not been paid, that a return has not been filed, that a registration certificate has not been obtained, or that information has not been supplied under the provisions of this chapter shall be presumptive evidence thereof; provided, that the presumptions created by this subsection shall not be applicable in criminal prosecutions.


(May 27, 1949, 63 Stat. 123, ch. 146, title I, § 147; July 10, 1952, 66 Stat. 543, ch. 649, § 2(c); Oct. 31, 1969, 83 Stat. 171, Pub. L. 91-106, title I,§ 107; Sept. 13, 1980, D.C. Law 3-92, § 201(f), 27 DCR 3390; July 24, 1982, D.C. Law 4-131, § 214, 29 DCR 2418; Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-209, § 405(b), 34 DCR 689; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; June 9, 2001, D.C. Law 13-305, § 406(jj)(2), 48 DCR 334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2027.

1973 Ed., § 47-2624.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 47-2213.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-305 rewrote the section.

Effective Dates

Section 601(b) of D.C. Law 6-209 provided that title III and sections 401, 402, 404, 405 and 406 of the act shall take effect on October 1, 1987.

Editor's Notes

Section 410(d) of D.C. Law 13-305 provided: “Section 406(a), (c), (j), (m), (p), (q), (s), (w), (bb), (dd), (ee), (hh) through (kk), (mm) through (oo), (qq) through (uu), (yy), (zz), (bbb), (ddd), and (fff) shall apply for all tax years or taxable periods beginning after December 31, 2000.”