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BUDGET REQUIREMENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF

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JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISCAL AFFAIRS OF THE

COMMITTEES ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, UNITED STATES SENATE,

Washington, D.C. The joint subcommittee met at 10:15 a. m., pursuant to adjournment, in the Senate District Committee room, Capitol, Washington, D. C., Represer iatives George J. Bates (cochairman of the joint subcommittee) preiding.

Present: Senators Cain (chairman of the joint subcommittee), Flaviers; Representatives Bates (cochairman of the joint subcommittee), Smith, Klein, O'Hara and Talle.

Present also: Parker L. Jackson, special advisor to the House Committee on the District of Columbia. Uli Is. The meeting will kindly come to order.

* of the members, because they are members of other commit

le House, and the same thing applies to the Senate members of the fiscal subcommittee of the Senate, will be a little bit delayed com

r here, and I think we had better get under way.
Int you are the first witness this morning.

DENT. Yes, sir. Mr. BATES. We would be very glad to hear any testimony that you wish to offer at this hearing.

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STATEMENT OF EDWARD A. DENT, TAX ASSESSOR, DISTRICT OF

COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON, D. C. Mr. Dint. My name is Edward A. Dent, and I am the Tax Assessor for the District of Columbia.

Mr. BATEs. How long have you been Assessor here in the District, and hi tare your duties?

Mr. DENT. I have been Assessor since 1939. Previous to that time I was District Surveyor. I have been in the District for 35 years.

My department is responsible for raising the revenues from real estate, income taxes, personal property taxes, inheritance and estate taxes, and special assessments, that is, assessments for sewer, sidewalks and water, alley paving.

Mr. Chairman, I would like to give you a little statement as to the progress of the District's revenues under present law.

Mr. Bates. For the purpose of the record, Mr. Dent, will you state just what the composition is of the Assessing Department. You are the director, or what is your title, and where does the authority lie?

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