What Should I Do To Register As An Employer In The District Of Columbia?

District of Columbia employers are required by law to file a Combined Registration Application (FR­500) that can be completed and filed via the web or is available in hard copy at the following locations:
    Department of Tax and Revenue
    Business Tax Registration Office
    941 North Capitol Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 727­4829
    Department of Employment Services
    Office of Unemployment Compensation Tax Division
    609 H Street, NE, 3rd floor
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 698­7550
Form FR­500 is used to provide the agency with information on ownership, location, and type of business, which is needed to make a determination of an employing unit's liability to pay unemployment taxes in the District of Columbia. Form FR­500 is also required when one employer acquires all or part of the assets of another employer. If completed off­line, the FR­500 should be completed in duplicate, with the employer retaining one copy. If completed on­line, the form should be printed before submittal to the Department of Tax and Revenue. Once a determination is made, employers will be advised by DOES whether they are liable or not, and if liable, when the liability began and the quarters for which tax reports and payments are due.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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