Withholding Form Changes

There are some important changes to the Withholding forms for the upcoming tax year. As of November 1, 2016, Withholding booklets will no longer be mailed and will be made available online at MyTax.DC.gov. The 2016 FR-900B will be the last reconciliation form filed and it is due by January 31, 2017.  In addition, the new 2017 FR-900A will be accessible online.

To report backup or income tax withholding on non-payroll payments such as pensions, annuities, and gambling winnings, use Form FR-900NP only. In the event of an overpayment, a credit can be carried forward or a refund can be requested. Refunds will be issued by paper check once approved.

Another important change is that all existing monthly filers will be converted to quarterly filers (existing quarterly and annual filers will remain the same). However, payments will continue to be due by the 20th of each month. There will be an option of bulk filing the FR-900Q via MyTax.DC.gov beginning with the quarterly return due on April 30, 2017.

Below are the due dates for the quarterly returns:

The Quarter includes Quarter Ends Form FR-900Q is Due
1.  January, February, March March 31 April 30
2. April, May, June June 30 July 31
3. July, August, September September 30 October 31
4. October, November, December December 31 January 31

Lastly, please note the following due date:

  • Due date for the 2017 FR-900A and 2017 FR-900P is January 31, 2018 (a new FR-900P, Payment Voucher for Withholding Tax will be available).

You can view the new forms by clicking the links: 2016 FR-900A, 2016 FR-900B, 2017 FR-900A, 2017 FR-900NP, 2017 FR-900Q,  2017 FR-900P

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