Tax-Exempt Organizations Operating in the District of Columbia Must Act Soon to Retain DC Exemptions

    View Authors May 2019

    As a result of regulations adopted in August of 2018 by the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR), tax-exempt organizations organized in or doing business in Washington DC will lose their DC tax exemption(s) if they do not comply with new rules for renewing their franchise tax, sales and use and personal property tax exemptions. Many had hoped for clarification or other guidance that would limit the impact of this new rule. Because no such guidance has yet been issued, affected tax-exempt organizations must now take steps to ensure compliance. This update outlines the requirements for renewing exemptions.