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New Modernized Real Property Tax System Coming December 2020

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that it is implementing a new Modernized Real Property Tax System (MRPTS), which will go-live December 2020. The implementation of the state-of-the-art system with technology partner FAST Enterprises … Continue reading

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Effective April 1, Marketplace Facilitators Must Collect District Sales Taxes for its Sellers

Effective April 1, 2019, a “marketplace facilitator” is required to collect District sales tax on behalf of its “marketplace sellers.” A “marketplace facilitator” is a person that provides a marketplace that lists, advertises, stores, or processes orders for retail sales subject … Continue reading

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Special Enrollment Opportunity Offered to Uninsured District Residents to Get Covered and Minimize Tax Penalty

A new DC law requires all residents to have health coverage in 2019, get an exemption, or pay a tax penalty on their DC taxes. DC enacted this law in response to the repeal of the federal individual responsibility penalty.  … Continue reading

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District of Columbia Tax Assessments Indicate a Steady Real Estate Market

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that it has begun to mail Tax Year (TY) 2020 assessment notices to all real property owners in the District of Columbia. More than 200,000 taxable and exempt real properties have … Continue reading

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OTR to Begin Processing Electronic and Paper Returns for Tax Year 2018 on January 28

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that it is following the lead of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and opening the District of Columbia’s tax filing season on Monday, January 28. As the filing season begins, OTR … Continue reading

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Taxation of Digital Goods in the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Council has passed legislation amending the sales and use tax treatment of digital goods sold or used in the District. See Internet Sales Tax Emergency Amendment Act of 2018, approved on December 31, 2018 (D.C. Bill … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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