CorpNet can help you register for District of Columbia payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Washington DC Payroll Tax Registration Bundle Starting at $398

Here’s How it Works

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We collect your Information.

CorpNet will collect information about you and your business to determine your eligibility for online registration with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue, and the
DC Department of Employment Services.

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We check for accuracy.

Based on the information you’ve provided, we will pre-qualify your business to ensure your account information is accurate and consistent.

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We work closely with you.

Your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect any additional information needed to successfully complete your tax registration request. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.

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We Deliver.

We’ll process your order within 7-10 business days, and depending on state processing times, provide you with your District of Columbia Tax Withholding Account Number and Unemployment Tax Account Number. You’ll be able to give these details to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.

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Need your payroll tax
registration done fast?

Try our expedited services. We’ll process your order with CorpNet in 3-5 business days.*

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*Processing times cannot be guaranteed and are at the discretion of the District of Columbia.

Washington DC Payroll Tax FAQs

Does the District of Columbia Have Payroll Taxes?2021-06-28T10:28:36-07:00
  • District of Columbia Income Tax: The District of Columbia has six tax brackets with income tax rates ranging from 4% to 8.95%.
  • District of Columbia Unemployment Insurance Tax: District of Columbia employers pay an unemployment tax with rates ranging from 1.6% to 7.0%. New employers pay a flat 2.7% in 2021.
What is DC’s Unemployment Insurance Tax?2021-06-28T10:29:01-07:00

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federally-mandated, state-run program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not a result of their own actions. District of Columbia’s unemployment tax is managed through the DC Department of Employment Services.

Does DC Required Employers to Register for Payroll Taxes?2021-06-28T10:29:36-07:00

All District of Columbia employers must register with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue and the DC Department of Employment Services.

Do My Household Employees Require Payroll Registration?2021-06-28T10:29:59-07:00

Yes, household employers must register for payroll taxes but have the option to report and pay taxes annually instead of quarterly.

Does the District of Columbia Require an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?2021-06-28T10:30:37-07:00

Once CorpNet registers your business with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue and the DC Department of Employment Services, you will be issued a District of Columbia Tax Withholding Account Number and Unemployment Tax Account Number. Your account numbers are required for all interactions to ensure your account is accurate. You must provide your account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?2021-06-28T10:26:56-07:00
  • Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
  • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
  • Physical business address and mailing address
  • Business phone number
  • Valid email address (contact person and business)
  • Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Industry description
What if I Don’t Have an EIN?2021-06-28T10:26:21-07:00

An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?2021-06-28T10:26:03-07:00

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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