Office of Tax and Revenue Announces Important Filing and Payment Deadline Extensions for Business and Real Property Taxpayers

(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today tax filing and payment deadline extensions for business and real property taxpayers to assist with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sales and Use Tax Filers:

OTR will automatically waive interest and late payment penalties of sales and use taxes for all businesses (except hotels and motels) for periods ending on February 29, 2020 and March 31, 2020 provided that payment of all taxes due for these periods are paid in full by July 20, 2020.   All businesses must continue to timely file their monthly and quarterly sales and use tax returns through OTR’s online portal,, to receive this benefit.

See OTR Tax Notice 2020-02

Real Property Tax Filers:

The real property tax payment deadline will remain March 31, 2020. However, the deadline for property owners who wish to appeal their TY 2021 real property tax assessment and filing of the Income and Expense report is now April 30, 2020.

  • First Level Assessment Appeals: Tax appeals due on April 1, 2020, will now be due on April 30, 2020, for District property owners who believe their proposed TY 2021 assessment does not reflect the market value of their property. Property owners can complete and submit their appeal form online at
  • Income and Expense: The April 15, 2020, due date to file the Income and Expense report has been extended to April 30, 2020. All filers must submit their TY 2021 Income and Expense report electronically at

Online Services:

OTR offers many services online, and we encourage taxpayers to use them:

For questions, please contact OTR’s Customer Service Administration at (202) 727-4TAX (4829).

News and Information:

For the latest updates regarding OTR’s response to COVID-19, please visit OTR’s Coronavirus Information and Guidance webpage here.


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