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DC to require electronic sales tax filing as of November 1

  • Sep 15, 2017 | Gail Cole

 Electronic filing of sales tax returns will be required in D.C. starting November 1.

Starting Nov. 1, 2017, taxpayers in the District of Columbia must file sales and use tax returns and remit payments electronically via MyTax.DC.gov.

Electronic filing will be required for the following sales and use tax returns:

  • FR-800A – Annual
  • FR-800Q – Quarterly
  • FR-800M – Monthly
  • FR-800SM – Monthly specialized sales tax
  • FR-800SE – Sales and use tax, special events
  • FR-800V – Quarterly sales tax, street vendors, and mobile food services

There will be a new column on annual, quarterly, and monthly returns: “Credit for Tax Refunded to Purchaser.” In addition, there will be a line to list “Exempt Sales.”

Seeking sales tax exemption

Organizations seeking a sales tax exemption must apply online via MyTax.DC.gov, attaching supporting documentation as needed. If approved, the Office of Tax and Revenue will issue an official certificate. Exemption certificates must be renewed prior to the expiration date listed on the certificate.

Additional information is available from the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.