The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy. The Yard currently serves as a ceremonial and administrative center for the U.S. Navy, home to the Chief of Naval Operations, and is headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Reactors, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the United States Navy, the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, Marine Corps Institute, the United States Navy Band, and other more classified facilities. In 1998, the yard was listed as a Superfund site due to environmental contamination.
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How did District of Columbia earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. District of Columbia has a state sales tax of 5.75%. Of particular interest is that District of Columbia does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. District of Columbia has an effective property tax rate of 0.56%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how District of Columbia earned its state tax grade of C+.
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