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Form D-40EZ is no longer available for use for Tax Year 2019 and later. Taxpayers who used this form in the past must now use Form D-40.

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Online Clean Hands Application

The Office of Tax and Revenue has launched an online application which allows applicants to obtain a Certificate of Clean Hands – instantaneously. This new process is quick, easy and secure.

Step 1 - When to Check Status...

  • Individuals or businesses can apply at any time - 24/7.

Step 2 - What Do You Need...

  • Social Security Number (SSN) / Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)


Tax Information

  • Tax return types filed from two years prior to the current year D-20, D-30, D-40, D-40EZ and
  • DC Adjusted Gross Income or Gross Receipts minus returns and allowances


Personal / Profile Information

  • First four characters of last name and house number or
  • Business start date (Month-Year) and business Zip Code           

Step 3 - How...

  • From any computer with Internet access.

How to obtain a Clean Hands Certificate?