Learn How to Request an Exemption Certificate at MyTax.DC.gov

Effective October 29, organizations who wish to apply for an exemption from the District of Columbia Income and Franchise Tax, Sales and Use Tax, and Personal Property Tax must submit their application via OTR’s online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov. If the exemption is approved, OTR will issue an official certificate which will include an expiration date.

Organizations must re-certify for the Exemption to File (FR-164) every 5 years from the issuance date of the exemption certificate. Failure to re-certify the FR-164 prior to the expiration date, will result in the organization being placed in a fully taxable status.

MyTax.DC.gov makes it simple, fast, and safe to re-certify and request an exemption certificate online. Need help requesting an exemption certificate? Click on the tutorial/user guide below that provides step-by-step instructions on how to request an Exemption to File (FR-164) certificate via MyTax.DC.gov.

Click here to view or download the Exemption to File (FR-164) 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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