District of Columbia
District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue – Withholding Tax
District of Columbia Department of Employment Services – Unemployment tax
Add to existing company setup
Submit a request to your service team to add DC (withholding) and/or DCSUI (unemployment) to your company setup. Please include the below with your request:
- Withholding – Deposit Frequency and Account number. If you’re unsure of your deposit frequency or account number, you can call the agency at 202-727-4829.
- Unemployment – Tax rate and Account number. This can be found on a Tax Rate Notice or the Quarterly contribution report. If you’re unsure of your tax rate or account number, you can call the agency at 202-698-7550.
- Power of Attorney- POA is required, please obtain the prefilled form from your client service representative.
Register a new company
District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue
Register online at https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/page/new-business-registration/. Review the required information needed and select FR-500 New Business Registration, and follow the prompts. Once the registration has been submitted, the agency will process the information within 1-2 days. An account number and deposit frequency will then be provided.
District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, Office of Unemployment Compensation
Register online at https://essp.does.dc.gov/EMPSPA/home/wfmRegister/#/spa/wfmEmployerRegistrationWizard/0 and follow the prompts. Once the registration has been submitted, you will be immediately provided with your account number and rate.
Third Party Registration and/or Power of Attorney Instructions
Power of Attorney is required, please obtain the prefilled form from your client service representative.