The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that businesses can now file and pay their sales and use, specialized sales and street vendor/mobile food services taxes using the online portal, MyTax.DC.gov. Additionally, the portal must also be used by Qualified High Technology Companies requesting certification and for Special Event Promoters registration. This new filing option is a result of the successful implementation of the third phase of OTR’s changeover to a new integrated tax system.
“The changeover to the Modernized Integrated Tax System (MITS) is an investment the District has made to improve services for all taxpayers,” said Keith J. Richardson, deputy chief financial officer for the Office of Tax and Revenue. “This multi-phase project enhances OTR’s efforts to increase transparency, reduce processing time, improve notices of account, and enhance fraud detection measures.”
Over the last two years, income, withholding, corporate and unincorporated franchise taxes were implemented into the new system. Taxpayers can now complete many of the services that previously required travel to the OTR by using MyTax.DC.gov. Taxpayers can file these taxes online, request refunds, set up standard payment plans, if delinquent, file required documentation electronically, and review information they have filed.
Over the next year, other taxes such as motor fuel, ballpark fees and other miscellaneous fees will be converted to the new system.