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FR-500 Combined Registration Application for Business DC Taxes/Fees/Assessments

You will need the following information to complete the online tax registration form:

  • Your Federal Employer Identification Number and/or Social Security Number
  • Your legal form of business (e.g. partnership, corporation, sole proprietor)
  • Your business address
  • The names, titles, home address, and Social Security number of the proprietor, partners, or principal officers (mandatory)
  • The former Entity Information if previously registered with the District
  • The addresses for all locations where you will collect sales tax in the District of Columbia
  • Do you need to register your business and apply for a business license in the District of Columbia? Go to "For Business" link at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to get more information about corporate registration and business licensing requirements.
Electronic Taxpayer Service Center (eTSC)

When filing the Combined Business Tax form online, you can also register to file and pay your taxes online through the District's eTaxpayer Service Center.

To complete the eTSC registration, you will need the names and email addresses of any individuals who have the authority to file tax returns and remit payments for the business.

This is for new registrations only, to make any updates to a previously registered business please complete Paper FR-500.     If you need further assistance, please Contact Customer Service Center

Registrants that want to request an exemption in the District of Columbia from Income and Franchise Tax, Sales and Use Tax, and Personal Property Tax must also file form FR-164. Currently, the FR-164 cannot be filed online. The form must be completed and mailed to OTR. For complete instructions follow the link to download the FR-164. Click here and select FR-164 from the list

If you are ready to begin the FR-500 Registration, click the "Continue" button.