MyTax.DC.gov Going Mobile

Exciting News! Starting in November, MyTax.DC.gov will be accessible via mobile devices and tablets. Taxpayers who access the portal via their mobile devices will be able to sign into their MyTax.DC.gov accounts to view notices, make payments, and request to manage another taxpayer’s account.  Additionally, taxpayers can check the status of their refund, verify their tax returns using their return verification PIN, and make quick payments that do not require signing into their MyTax.DC.gov accounts. 

Currently, services such as filing taxes, account closures, online payment agreements and new tax account registrations are not supported in the mobile platform. Taxpayers will continue to use their computers to complete the aforementioned requests.

 

 

Stay tuned to the OTR blog for new updates and additional information.

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OTR Provides Taxpayers With a New Option to Report Tax Fraud and Abuse; Referral Form D-3949A

In a continuing effort to ensure individuals and businesses comply with the District’s tax statutes, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) has established a new fraud referral form, Tax Fraud Information Referral D-3949A, for taxpayers and practitioners to report tax related activities that they believe are in violation of DC tax laws. 

The form can be used to report suspected illegal activity, such as:

  • Failure to file tax returns
  • Stolen refunds
  • Failure to pay or correctly report taxes
  • False Schedule H returns
  • Claiming of false dependents
  • Fraudulent DC employee withholding allowance certificate (Form D-4)
  • Fraudulent employer withholding tax statement (Form W-2)
  • Fraudulent returns and return preparation schemes
  • Erroneous claims for real property and tax abatement programs
  • Sale of Social Security numbers for dependents
  • Tax evasion activity
  • Unlicensed businesses
  • Unrecorded payments to employees
  • Unreported income
  • Inappropriate actions by Office of Tax and Revenue employees

The OTR’s Criminal Investigation Division, who operates the Tax Fraud Hotline, will no longer accept alleged tax law violation referrals over the phone.  Persons submitting reports can either provide their name or remain anonymous.

Click here to download a copy of form D-3949A

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Reminder: Do You Owe DC Taxes? Apply for an Online Payment Agreement.

As a reminder, individual and business taxpayers who owe unpaid taxes to the District of Columbia can now apply for an online payment agreement to pay their tax liability via OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

To be eligible for an online payment agreement, taxpayers must meet the following requirements:

  • Pay the full amount of the tax liability within 24 months
  • File all required tax returns not included in the payment agreement
  • Have not cancelled previous payment agreements
  • Does not have a business tax debt that exceeds $50,000

An online payment agreement allows taxpayers to pay any remaining balance due in monthly automatic ACH debit withdrawals from their checking or savings accounts. The OTR does not charge a fee for setting up the online agreement.

For additional information, please refer to the Payment Agreement User Guide/Tutorial,   the Payment Agreement Frequently Asked Questions, or call OTR’s Collections Division at (202) 724-5045.

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Reminder: Paperless Option Will Be Available in MyTax.DC.gov Starting November

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds taxpayers that beginning in November, a paperless option will be available in OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

By opting to go paperless, taxpayers will receive correspondence from OTR quicker than by mail. They will have 24/7 access to all notices, letters and other communications stored electronically within MyTax.DC.gov.  Additionally, taxpayers who opt in to receive their notices electronically, will receive an email notification alerting them when there is a new notice available to view in their MyTax.DC.gov account.

The OTR will continue to mail notices that are mandated by law, even if taxpayers elect to receive paperless correspondence. Taxpayers can opt out of the paperless subscription at any time via MyTax.DC.gov, which will result in receiving all paper notices via U.S. postal mail.

Stay tuned to the OTR blog for new updates and additional information.

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Penalties for Failure of a Qualifying Special Event Promoter to Provide the Required Participating Vendor and Exhibitor Information

Beginning in November, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will impose penalties for special event promoters who fail to provide the required vendor and exhibitor information prior to and after the special event.

Special event promoters who have at least 50 vendors are legally required to provide OTR with a preliminary list of all participating vendors and exhibitors, their addresses, tax identification numbers, representatives, and telephone numbers at least 30 calendar days before the special event occurs. The law requires that the promoters also submit a final list of participants no later than 10 calendar days after the last day of the special event. Special event promoters will be able to provide their required documentation through an online process via OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov starting on November 1, 2017.

As mandated by District tax code § 47–2002.04 the penalty for failing to provide the preliminary list is $1,000 plus $50 for each day the list is late, up to $2,500, and the penalty for failing to provide the final list is $1,000 plus $50 for each day the list is late. The maximum penalty for the promoter’s failure to submit the final list is $10,000.

A promoter is a person who arranges, organizes or sponsors vendors or exhibitors engaged in the business of retail sales to participate in a special event. Promoters of special events have a responsibility to inform the participants in the event of their own responsibilities to collect sales tax and pay it to the OTR.

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Changes to the Exemption Application Process Starting November

As a reminder, starting in November, there will be changes to the exemption application process with the District of Columbia Office of Tax Office and Revenue (OTR). For those organizations applying for an exemption from Individual Income and Franchise taxes, Sales and Use tax, and Personal Property tax will be required to complete an online application with supporting documentation via OTR’s online portal, MyTax.DC.gov. If the exemption is approved, OTR will issue an official certificate which will include an expiration date. Taxpayers must reapply for a new exemption prior to the expiration date on the certificate.

Additional Exemption Changes

Some exemption requests will require District taxpayers to sign up for a MyTax.DC.gov account which include:

  • Exemption to File (FR-164)
  • Utility Exemption (OTR-308)
  • Contractor Exemption Purchase Certificate (OTR-553)
  • Certificate of Resale (OTR-368)
  • QHTC Exempt Purchase Certificate (FP-337)

The following exemption requests do not require a MyTax.DC.gov account registration:

  • Exemption from Sales Tax on Parking (OTR-309)
  • Government Exemption Certificate (FR-300)

The below chart highlights the exemptions, effective dates and periods, and documentation required per application.

Stay tuned to the OTR blog for new updates and additional information.

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Reminder: Do You Owe DC Taxes? You Can Now Apply for a Payment Agreement Online

The Office of Tax and Revenue reminds individual and business taxpayers who owe unpaid taxes to the District of Columbia that they can apply for an online payment agreement to pay their tax liability. The Online Payment Agreement is an internet application available via OTR’s portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

To be eligible for an online payment agreement, taxpayers must meet the following requirements:

  • Pay the full amount of the tax liability within 24 months
  • File all required tax returns not included in the payment agreement
  • Have not cancelled previous payment agreements
  • Does not have a business tax debt that exceeds $50,000

Through the online payment agreement taxpayers can pay any remaining balance due in monthly automatic ACH debit withdrawals from their checking or savings accounts. The OTR does not charge a fee for setting up the online agreement.

For additional information, please refer to the Payment Agreement User Guide/Tutorial,   the Payment Agreement Frequently Asked Questions, or call OTR’s Collections Division at (202) 724-5045.

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