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District of Columbia "Jumps on the Amnesty Bandwagon"

The District of Columbia is offering a tax amnesty from August 2 to September 30, 2010. During this limited time frame, individuals, businesses and other entities with unpaid DC tax obligations are eligible to receive an abatement of penalties and fees due without fear of criminal penalties.

The amnesty program applies to the following types of taxes delinquent prior to December 31, 2009:

  • Individual Income
  • Corporate and Unincorporated Franchise
  • Withholding
  • Sales and Use
  • Personal Property
  • Fiduciary Income
  • Motor Fuel
  • Special Event
  • Gross Receipts
  • Estate
  • Tobacco
  • Toll Communication

Real property taxes and the ball park fee are NOT eligible for the amnesty program.

According to the District of Columbia's Amnesty website, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) is mailing amnesty eligibility notices to taxpayers shown on its records as having amnesty-eligible liabilities. Taxpayers who have not filed returns which should have been filed prior to December 31, 2009 should complete those returns and file them with a DC Amnesty Application, together with full payment of the tax and interest due.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance in determining if you qualify, or if you should take advantage of this opportunity, please contact me at brian.strahle@bakertilly.com.

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Brian Strahle is the owner of LEVERAGE SALT, LLC where he provides state and local tax technical services to accounting firms, law firms and tax research organizations across the United States.  He also writes a weekly column in Tax Analysts State Tax Notes entitled, "The SALT Effect."  For more info, visit his website: www.leveragestateandlocaltax.com

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