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The Collection and Enforcement Administration (CEA) will have limited availability on Wednesday, June 12, with fewer staff members available. As a result, you may experience longer wait times. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, June 13. Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

Effective 2/26/24, OTR's Cashier's Office is now located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite E200, Washington, DC 20024.

In-person appointments for OTR’s Walk-In Center and the Recorder of Deeds Office can be made here.

Certificate of Clean Hands: Obtaining a Certificate of Clean Hands is a simple process by visiting MyTax.DC.gov.

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New Business Registration

To register a new business with the District of Columbia, you will need the following information to complete the tax registration form on the District's online tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov:

  • Your Federal Employer Identification Number and/or Social Security Number
  • Your legal form of business (e.g. partnership, corporation, sole proprietor)
  • Your business address
  • The names, titles, home address, and Social Security number of the proprietor, partners, or principal officers (mandatory)
  • The former Entity Information if previously registered with the District
  • The addresses for all locations where you will collect sales tax in the District of Columbia

Do you need to register your business and apply for a business license in the District of Columbia? Go to the DC Business Licensing Portal to get more information about corporate registration and business licensing requirements.

MyTax.DC.gov

To make updates to an existing business account, please log into your MyTax.DC.gov account. For further assistance, please contact the Customer Service Center.