Washington, D.C. Audit, Tax and Consulting Offices

Dedicated resources in the nation’s capital

RSM established its first Washington, D.C. office in November 2010, further demonstrating the firm’s connectivity with and commitment to key government agencies and organizations headquartered in the nation’s capital. The firm’s Washington National Tax (WNT) and federal practices reside at this location. In January 2020, RSM established its second downtown Washington, D.C. location by joining forces with Tate & Tryon, P.C., a Washington, D.C.-based accounting firm focused on serving the audit, tax and consulting needs of nonprofit organizations. Several of RSM’s key national nonprofit practice leaders are based out of our offices in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Washington National Tax

Our WNT practice is in constant contact with tax officials and legislators, and can provide early insight to help clients understand and plan for the ramifications of emerging legislation and rulings before they affect their businesses.

This office serves an expansive client base that includes complex national and multinational companies. Representing some of the firm’s top tax practitioners, WNT professionals provide a wide range of domestic and international tax planning and advisory services. Having spent years with accounting firms, private industry and government agencies, our WNT practitioners have the blend of knowledge and experience necessary to assist clients with tax planning that takes into account the impact of tax laws, regulations and administrative guidance.

Federal practice

Our federal practice professionals understand the demands and critical business decisions that our public sector clients face in an increasingly complex and budget-constrained environment.

Employment opportunities

For information about the employment opportunities currently available in Washington, D.C., please visit the Careers section of our site.

Washington D.C. Insights

Tax penalties on individuals without health insurance

Some states impose tax penalties on individuals without health insurance and reporting requirements on employers.

State tax law changes for the second quarter of 2021

A summary of important updates for determining deferred tax provision under ASC 740 for the quarter ending June 30, 2021.

State tax law changes for the first quarter of 2021

A summary of important updates for determining deferred tax provision under ASC 740 for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.

D.C. eliminates terminating business exclusion for UBT

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the long-standing terminating business gain exclusion for unincorporated business tax purposes is eliminated.

Renewal of DC tax-exempt status no longer requires affirmation letter

District of Columbia OTR will no longer require an affirmation letter from an organization renewing its tax-exempt status.

District of Columbia enacts new business incentives for targeted areas

The Relieve High Unemployment Tax Incentives Act provides property tax abatements, employment tax credits and tenant credits.

District of Columbia mayor unveils 2018 budget—tax on digital products

Budget proposals include reducing the business income tax rate, increasing personal exemption rates and broadening the sales tax base.

District of Columbia Mayor Bowser allows paid leave bill to become law

Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 provides for one of the most expansive paid employee and family leave protections in the country.

District of Columbia ensures franchise tax reduction

District of Columbia adopts second round of emergency legislation necessary to preserve 2016 reduced franchise tax rate.

Washington D.C. Office Locations

2021 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Charlie Tate, Washington, D.C. office leader

1250 H Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
Patti Burquest, Washington National Tax office leader

Careers in D.C.

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