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OTR Shuts Down Multiple District Five Guys Restaurants for Failure to Pay Sales and Use Taxes Collected From Patrons

Today, the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) revoked the sales and use tax certificates of three Five Guys restaurants. The owners failed to pay the District $530,939 in sales taxes collected from its patrons. Revocation of … Continue reading

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Online Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Qualified High Technology Companies (QHTC)

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds you that the new online application process for District of Columbia Qualified High Technology Companies (QHTC) is only required for Sales and Use taxpayers seeking a QHTC Exempt Purchase Certificate (FP-337).  At … Continue reading

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District Businesses Can Now File and Pay Sales and Use, Specialized Sales and Street Vendor/Mobile Food Services Taxes Online at

This new filing option is a result of the implementation of the third phase of OTR’s  new tax system. The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that businesses can now file and pay their sales … Continue reading

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As part of our commitment to improving the overall customer experience and services provided to District businesses and taxpayers, the Office and Tax and Revenue (OTR) will perform scheduled maintenance to the portal. The scheduled maintenance will take place … Continue reading

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Reminder: Computer System Changeover Starts 9 p.m. October 23 for Sales and Use and Street Vendor Filers

As a reminder, the Office of Tax and Revenue’s (OTR) changeover to a new agency-wide computer system will begin at 9 p.m. October 23 and continue through October 31. These changes are being completed as OTR streamlines the process for … Continue reading

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New QHTC Forms and Requirements; Webinar Rescheduled to October 20

Effective November 1, 2017, OTR will implement a new online QHTC certification (QHTC-CERT) application process for sales and use tax accounts. QHTC taxpayers will be required to complete an online application and attach all applicable documentation in support of the … Continue reading

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District of Columbia Tax Rate Changes Effective October 1

Effective October 1, the following tax rate changes will apply as required by the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017: Sales and Use Taxes: Parking or storing vehicles: The rate for sales or charges for the service … Continue reading

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