Do You Owe District Taxes? Make Easy Payments Via MyTax.DC.gov

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds taxpayers that payment options are available for any outstanding tax liabilities owed to the District of Columbia. OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov, provides the convenience of making online payments 24/7.

Online Payment Agreement

District taxpayers with an outstanding tax liability can apply for an online payment agreement by logging in to their MyTax.DC.gov account.

The “How to Request a Payment Agreement” tutorial is a helpful resource in setting up a payment agreement.

Payment Options

To remit payment, taxpayers should log in to their MyTax.DC.gov account, which allows them to pay directly from their bank account for free or pay with their credit/debit card for a fee.

Contact OTR

For assistance with MyTax.DC.gov and/or account-related questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit at (202) 759-1946 or via email at e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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District of Columbia Tax Rate Changes Effective October 1

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds taxpayers, tax professional, software providers, businesses, and others about tax changes that were enacted in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.

The new provisions include real property, sales and use, motor vehicle fuel, Stevie Sellows ICF-MR, games of skill, corporate franchise, unincorporated business franchise, estate, and individual income. There is also a tax rate increase on cigarettes.

Click here to view the list of tax changes that will take effect on October 1, 2020.  

For additional information, contact OTR’s Customer Service Center at (202) 727-4TAX (4829).

Resources:

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2020

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Act of 2020

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Second Half Real Property Tax Bills To Be Mailed On August 11; Payments Will Be Accepted At Any District Wells Fargo Ban

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, OTR will begin to mail real property tax bills for the 2020 second half tax year to District property owners. Payments, which reflect current and past due real property tax liabilities, are due Tuesday, September 15.

Property owners can pay their real property tax bills, by presenting the payment coupon, at any Wells Fargo Bank branch in the District until December 15. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the hours of operations have changed for some branches. Before visiting a branch, property owners should visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/locator.

Property owners also have the option of paying their property taxes online at https://www.taxpayerservicecenter.com/RP_Search.jsp?search_type=Assessment or via US Postal Service to:

Government of the District of Columbia

Office of Tax and Revenue

Real Property Tax Administration

PO Box 98095

Washington, DC 20090-8095

Payments postmarked on or before the September 15 due date will be considered timely.

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OTR To Host Clean Hands Information Session at 2pm August 5

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On Wednesday, August 5, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue is hosting a virtual information session to address any questions taxpayers may have on navigating the Clean Hands process through the MyTax portal.

We look forward to your participation!

Click here to register via WebEx.

Meeting Number: 160 253 1043

Passcode: OTR123

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Important Reminder for Sales and Use Tax Filers

REMINDER – The sales and use tax filing and payment deadline, for the February and March 2020 periods, is Monday, July 20, 2020.

Additional relief may be available if payment of the amount due (minus penalty and interest) is remitted timely. For more information, please contact OTR’s Collections Division via email at compliance@dc.gov or by calling (202) 724-5045.

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REMINDER: 2019 TAX RETURNS AND PAYMENTS DUE JULY 15

Reminder: Today, July 15, 2020, is the deadline to file and pay your 2019 District of Columbia individual and fiduciary income tax returns (D-40, D-41, and D-40B), partnership tax return (D-65), and franchise tax returns (D-20, D-30). For assistance with MyTax.DC.gov and/or account-related questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit at (202) 759-1946 or via email at e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds taxpayers that the deadline is one week away to file and pay their 2019 District of Columbia individual and fiduciary income tax returns (D-40, D-41, and D-40B), partnership tax return (D-65), and franchise tax returns (D-20, D-30). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for filings and payments was postponed from April 15 to July 15. No late charges will apply to filings and payments that are made on or before July 15, 2020.

For those who have yet to file, OTR recommends filing electronically. E-filing is faster, minimizes errors, and provides an electronic filing acknowledgement.

Payments

OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov, provides the convenience of making online payments and payment arrangements, 24/7.

  • Payment Options

To remit a payment, taxpayers should log in to their MyTax.DC.gov account, which allows them to pay directly from their bank…

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Join OTR on Instagram Live on July 10

Join OTR’s Taxpayer Advocate Elena Fowlkes and Assistant General Counsel Elissa Borges on Instagram Live, @MyTaxDC this Friday, July 10 at 2:00 pm to get your tax filing and payment questions answered.

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TAX DEADLINE ONE WEEK AWAY; 2019 TAX RETURNS AND PAYMENTS DUE JULY 15

(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds taxpayers that the deadline is one week away to file and pay their 2019 District of Columbia individual and fiduciary income tax returns (D-40, D-41, and D-40B), partnership tax return (D-65), and franchise tax returns (D-20, D-30). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for filings and payments was postponed from April 15 to July 15. No late charges will apply to filings and payments that are made on or before July 15, 2020.

For those who have yet to file, OTR recommends filing electronically. E-filing is faster, minimizes errors, and provides an electronic filing acknowledgement.

Payments

OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov, provides the convenience of making online payments and payment arrangements, 24/7.

  • Payment Options

To remit a payment, taxpayers should log in to their MyTax.DC.gov account, which allows them to pay directly from their bank account for free or pay with their credit/debit card for a fee.

  • Online Payment Agreement

District taxpayers with an outstanding liability can apply for an online payment agreement by logging in to their MyTax.DC.gov account.

Additional Resources

OTR’s Taxpayer Advocate Elena Fowlkes and Assistant General Counsel Elissa Borges will host a live Instagram discussion at 2 pm Friday, July 10 to answer any District tax related questions that taxpayers may have. The discussion will be held on OTR’s Instagram page, @MyTaxDC.

Contact OTR

For assistance with MyTax.DC.gov and/or account-related questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit at (202) 759-1946 or via email at e-services.otr@dc.gov.

See original release here: https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/release/tax-filing-deadline-one-week-away-2019-tax-returns-and-payments-due-july-15

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District Small Businesses Are Urged to Claim a $5,000 Tax Credit

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) is reaching out to 2,500 small businesses that have not filed a District franchise tax return claiming the Small Retailer Property Tax Relief  Credit. If an eligible small retailer did not claim the credit on its 2018 District franchise tax return, it is not too late to file a return claiming the credit. For 2019, the deadline to file a return is July 15, 2020.

The credit, of up to $5000, is available for tax years 2018 and 2019 to eligible small retailers who had a sales tax account with the Office of Tax and Revenue and federal gross receipts of $2.5 million or less during those years and are current on all District tax obligations.

Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Tax and Revenue Keith Richardson said, “We recognize the many hardships that businesses are currently enduring and we are trying to get every eligible business to apply for the Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit.”

“Qualified retail sales corporations and unincorporated businesses engaged may claim a refundable franchise tax credit based on the amount of real property taxes or rent paid for a qualified retail location in the District,” Richardson added.
To broaden participation, OTR continues to promote the credit to filers through its business partners, civic, and elected leaders and social media platforms.

To learn more about the tax credit visit https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/page/small-retailer-property-tax-relief-credit-frequently-asked-questions-faqs, call OTR’s Customer Service Telephone Center at (202) 727-4TAX (4829) or email e-services.otr@dc.gov, 8:15 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

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Reminder: Small Businesses May Qualify for A Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) recognizes the many hardships that businesses are currently facing and would like to remind business owners of the tax relief programs offered through DC law, such as the Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit.

small-business-credit-1DC law allows qualified corporations and unincorporated businesses engaged in the business of making sales at retail to claim a refundable franchise tax credit of up to $5,000 based on the amount of real property taxes or rent that is paid for a qualified retail location in the District.

Below you will find some of the basic requirements:

  1. What is the Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit?

The Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit ( SR Credit) is a refundable franchise tax credit that was enacted in the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Act, effective October 30, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-0168) and is codified in D.C. Official Code §§ 47-1807.14 and 47-1808.14. The SR Credit is available to qualified businesses based on either the amount of real property taxes or a percentage of rent paid on a qualified retail location. The amount of the SR Credit is the lesser of $5,000 or (a) the real property taxes paid by the qualified business or (b) 10% of the rent or paid by the qualified business.

  1. What businesses are qualified to receive the SR Credit?

A qualified business can either be a corporation or an unincorporated business. The federal gross receipts of the qualified business cannot exceed $2.5 million per year. The qualified business must be engaged in making sales at retail, must have a sales tax account with the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) and must file District sales tax returns reflecting its retail sales. The qualified business also must be current on all District tax filings and payments for all tax types.

  1. What does it mean for my business to be “engaged in the business of making sales at retail”?

Your business is engaged in the business of making sales at retail if your sales are “retail sales” as defined under D.C. Official Code § 47-2001(n1). Those sales include, but are not limited to, sales or charges for following:

  • All tangible personal property.
  • Food, drink and alcoholic beverages.
  • Digital goods.
  • Hotel room or any other transient lodgings or accommodations.
  • Admission to public events (except live performances of ballet, dance, or choral performances, concerts (instrumental and vocal), plays (with and without music), operas and readings and exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts).
  • Parking and motor vehicle storage services.
  • Real property maintenance services.
  • Landscaping services.
  • Health club services.
  • Tanning studio services.
  • Data processing and information services.
  • Newspapers or publications.
  • Job seeking services.
  • Armored car, private investigation and security services.
  • Bottled water delivery services.
  • The storage of household goods.
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning services.
  • Car washing services.
  • Bowling alley or billiard parlor services.
  1. What types of business are not eligible to claim the SR Credit?

Businesses that are not engaged in making sales at retail are not eligible to claim the SR Credit. Examples of businesses that are not engaged in making sales at retail are medical offices, law firms, accounting firms, insurance agents, tax preparation, engineering firms, architects, tattoo parlors, dry cleaners, consultants and other service providers.

  1. The gross receipts of my business are not subject to District sales tax. Can my business claim the SR Credit?

No. In order to qualify for the SR Credit, your business must be engaged in the business of making sales at retail and file District sales tax returns.

  1. What is a qualified retail location?

A qualified retail location can either be a building or part of building in the District of Columbia that is either leased or owned by the business. The qualified retail location must be classified as Class 2 Property and must have obtained a Certificate of Occupancy for commercial use and must be the primary place of the retail business of the qualified business. If the qualified retail location is rented by the qualified business, it also must be where the qualified business is engaged in selling tangible personal property or a service subject to District sales and use tax.

Learn more about the Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit by clicking here.

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