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Tax Fraud Hotline

For people who want to make a difference!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 380-3495
Mail: Government of the District of Columbia
Office of Tax and Revenue
Attn: Tax Fraud Hotline
1101 4th Street, SW, Suite 750W
Washington, DC 20024

The purpose of the Tax Fraud Hotline is to encourage individuals to report information regarding tax fraud with the assurance that their identity will remain confidential and their complaint(s) and/or allegations(s) will be thoroughly evaluated and, where appropriate, investigated in a timely manner. With this information, further tax fraud can be prevented.

If you wish to report tax fraud or tax abuse to the District of Columbia, you can either call the toll free number above to have a Tax Fraud Information Referral D-3949A mailed to you or you can use the link below to fill out the form online. The Office of Tax and Revenue no longer accepts alleged tax law violation referrals over the phone.  In accordance with tax return confidentiality laws, individuals who report tax fraud will not receive a status or progress updates.

Tax Fraud Referral Form  

What is tax fraud? What should be reported to the Tax Fraud Hotline?
Examples of tax fraud that should be reported include:

  • Failure to file tax returns
  • Failure to pay or correctly report taxes
  • False Schedule H returns
  • Claiming of false dependents
  • Fraudulent DC employee withholding allowance certificate (Form D-4)
  • Fraudulent employer withholding tax statement (Form W-2)
  • Fraudulent returns and return preparation schemes
  • Erroneous claims for real property and tax abatement programs
  • Sale of Social Security numbers for dependents
  • Tax evasion activity
  • Unlicensed businesses
  • Unrecorded payments to employees
  • Unreported income
  • Inappropriate actions by Office of Tax and Revenue employees

Who operates the Hotline?
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) operates the Tax Fraud Hotline. CID will safeguard the identity of individuals who report tax fraud, and investigations into complaints/allegations will be handled by the appropriate OTR function.