Need to Register a New Business in the District? Learn How to Complete the FR-500 Business Registration Application

Taxpayers who wish to register a new business in the District of Columbia can conveniently complete the “Register a New Business: Form FR-500” application online via the Office of Tax and Revenue’s (OTR) tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

To register a new business at MyTax.DC.gov, the following information is required:

  • Federal Employer Identification Number and/or Social Security Number
  • Legal form of business (e.g. partnership, corporation, sole proprietor)
  • Business address
  • Names, titles, home address, and Social Security number of the proprietor, partners, or principal officers (mandatory)
  • Former Entity Information, if previously registered with the District
  • Addresses for all locations where sales tax will be collected in the District of Columbia

Need help completing the FR-500? Click on the tutorial/user guide below that provides step-by-step instructions on how to register a new business with OTR via MyTax.DC.gov.

Click here to view or download the How to Register a New Business (Form FR-500) User Guide

For taxpayers who need to register a business and apply for a business license in the District of Columbia, please visit Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’s website to get more information about corporate registration and business licensing requirements.

Should you have additional questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit by calling (202) 759-1946 or emailing e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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Learn How to File a Ballpark Fee Tax Return at MyTax.DC.gov

Effective October 29, all Ballpark Fee filers are required to submit their annual Ballpark Fee (FR-1500) tax returns and payments via OTR’s online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

OTR created a helpful tutorial/user guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to file and submit payments electronically for the District of Columbia Ballpark Fee tax return via MyTax.DC.gov.  To access the user guide, click the image below.

Click to view or download the How to File a Ballpark Fee Tax Return (FR-1500) User Guide

Should you have additional questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit by calling (202) 759-1946 or emailing e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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Learn How to File the DC Cigarette Wholesaler Reports and the Tobacco Products Excise Tax Return at MyTax.DC.gov

The Office of Tax and Revenue reminds any licensed wholesaler selling cigarettes, as well as licensed wholesalers and retailers who sell vapor products in the District of Columbia, that effective October 29, they must file and submit payments via OTR’s online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov for the following:

  • Cigarette Wholesaler Monthly Report (FR-467)
  • Cigarette Wholesaler Quarterly Report (FR-467E)
  • Tobacco Products Excise Tax return (FR-1000Q)

OTR created helpful tutorials/user guides that provide step-by-step instructions on how to file and submit payments electronically for the Cigarette Wholesaler Monthly & Quarterly Reports, as well as the Tobacco Products Excise Tax return via MyTax.DC.gov.  To access the user guides, click the images below.

Click to view or download the How to file Cigarette Wholesaler Monthly & Quarterly Reports (FR-467 & FR-467E) User Guide 

Click to view or down the How to File a Tobacco Products Excise Tax Return (FR-1000Q) User Guide

Should you have additional questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit by calling (202) 759-1946 or emailing e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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DC Seniors Real Property Tax Workshops – New Date Added; Tuesday, November 13

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that it has added another date to its real property tax relief workshops, Tuesday, November 13. The workshops are being held to educate senior residents about real property tax relief programs available to reduce their tax liability. The new workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 104.

Seniors can receive assistance with:

  • Senior Assessment Cap
  • Homestead Deduction
  • Homeowner/Renter Property Tax Income Tax Credit (Schedule H)
  • Lower Income, Long-Term Homeowners Income Tax Credit
  • Property Tax Deferral
  • Low-Income Senior Homeowners
  • Senior or Disabled Owner Tax Relief

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

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Learn How to File an Alcoholic Beverage Tax Return at MyTax.DC.gov

As a reminder, effective October 29, all licensed wholesalers in the District of Columbia, who sell alcoholic beverages, are required to file their monthly Wholesaler’s Alcoholic Beverage Tax return (FR-425) and submit payments via OTR’s online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

OTR created a helpful tutorial/user guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to file and submit payments electronically for the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage tax return via MyTax.DC.gov.  To access the user guide, click the image below.

Click here to view or download the How to file and Alcoholic Beverage Tax Return (FR-425) User Guide

Should you have additional questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit by calling (202) 759-1946 or emailing e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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Learn How to File a Personal Property Tax Return at MyTax.DC.gov

Effective October 29, all individuals, corporations, partnerships, executors, administrators, guardians, receivers, and trustees that own or hold personal property in trust are now required to file and submit their annual tax returns and payments via OTR’s online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov, for the following:

  • Personal Property (FP-31)
  • Railroad Personal Property (FP-32) and Railroad Stock Tax Return (FP-34)
  • Extension of Time to File Personal Property (FP-129A)
  • Extension of Time to File Railroad Tangible Personal Property (FP-132A)
  • Extension of Time to File Rolling Stock (FP-134A)

OTR created a helpful tutorial/user guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to file and submit payments electronically for the District of Columbia Personal Property tax return via MyTax.DC.gov.  To access the user guide, click the image below.

Click here to view or download the How to File a Personal Property Tax Return (FP-31) User Guide

Additionally, below are the user guides for filing the Railroad Tangible Personal Property and Rolling Stock tax returns. Click the images below to access the guides.

Click here to view or download the How to File a Railroad Tangible Personal Property Tax Return (FP-32) User Guide)

Click here to view or download the How to File a Rolling Stock Tax Return (FP-34) User Guide

Should you have additional questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit by calling (202) 759-1946 or emailing e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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Need Help? Learn How to File a Motor Fuel Tax Return, Apply for a License and Request a Bond at MyTax.DC.gov

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds all importers who engage in selling motor fuel in the District, and/or bring fuel for use for excavating equipment on a District construction site, that they are required to file their monthly Motor Fuel (FR-400M) tax return and remit payments via OTR’s online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov.

Additionally, motor fuel importers must use the portal to apply for a license and request a bond. A motor fuel license cannot be completed without an executed bond.

OTR created helpful tutorials/user guides that provide step-by-step instructions on how to file and submit payments electronically for the District of Columbia Motor Fuel tax return, how to apply for a motor fuel license, as well as how to request a motor fuel bond. via MyTax.DC.gov.  To access the user guides, click the images below.

How to File a Motor Fuel Tax Return

Click here to view or download the How to File a Motor Fuel Tax Return User Guide.

How to Apply for a Motor Fuel License

Click here to view or download the How to Apply for a Motor Fuel License User Guide.

How to Request/Obtain a Motor Fuel Bond

Click here to view or download the How to Request/Obtain a Motor Fuel Bond User Guide.

Should you have additional questions, please contact OTR’s e-Services Unit by calling (202) 759-1946 or emailing e-services.otr@dc.gov.

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