Washington D.C. sales tax compliance is fairly easy to follow and understand. Washington D.C. has a state-level tax rate of 6% and offers no reduced rates. For the most part, you can expect to be paying a 6% sales tax on your goods every time you make a purchase. However, there are some higher rates for certain purchases made such as soft drinks, alcohol, hotels, parking, and more. Since there are quite a few products that have a higher tax rate, you will want to review the Washington D.C. website to see if you are buying any items that fall under these higher rates.
Washington D.C. Sales Tax
For registered Washington D.C. taxpayers, there are three tax return filing frequencies: monthly, quarterly, and annually. Your filing frequency will be determined by the D.C. OTR after registration. All returns are due by the 20th of the month following the reporting period. If the due date falls on a weekend or national holiday, then the correct due date for your filings will get pushed back to the next business day.