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District of Columbia reminds taxpayers of new city tax portal

Upgraded website allows for greater taxpayer control and benefits

TAX ALERT  | 

Recently, the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminded taxpayers of the new MyTax.DC.gov enhanced tax portal that will launch in November. According to the OTR, the portal is designed to allow greater self-sufficiency among individual and business taxpayers. The new system will allow a taxpayer to submit returns, schedules, payments and correspondence to the OTR, view account information and transaction history, and set up payment plans, among other features.

All taxpayers will be allowed various self-service options including updating name and address information, and opening and closing tax accounts. Copies of OTR correspondence will be available for viewing and printing through the portal. The portal is also designed to allow accountants and taxpayer representatives easier access to client accounts using one set of credentials. Additionally, account statuses, notices mailed and account transaction history will be available.

Taxpayers will be able to file the following through the portal: withholding tax returns and extensions for corporate franchise, unincorporated franchise, partnership, individual income, fiduciary income and estate tax. Taxpayers will be able to pay estimated payments, extension payments, bills, returns and payment plan payments, and other various account payments. Lastly, the system will maintain copies of 2016 and later returns for corporate franchise tax, unincorporated franchise tax, withholding tax, estate tax and all extensions filed. Sales and use tax functionality is expected to be available in October 2017.

MyTax.DC.gov will be accessible 24/7, and current electronic taxpayer service center users will need to register for the new system. Registration guidelines will be available shortly on the MyTax.DC website.

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