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In the past, street vendors in District paid a flat fee instead of collecting sales tax. Now, many of them will be charging sales tax just like brick and mortar stores. In the case of food trucks, that means a 10 percent sales tax — just like restaurants.

Che Ruddell-Tabisola, executive director of the District's Food Truck Association, says the association supports the tax.

"We've always said that D.C. food trucks are really great things for this community, and we provide great value for the use of public space," he says. "Collecting sales tax on behalf of the District is just one more thing we're doing to be a part of this community."

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer estimated that the new taxes will result in an extra $3.45 million for the District over the next four years.

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