District of Columbia

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Agency Information

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.