Washington D.C. Releases Updated Income Tax Withholding Tables and Instructions

January 19, 2018 Paul Ogawa

D.C. OTR recently released an updated version of Publication FR-230, the Income Tax Withholding Tables and Instructions. This publication contains information on income tax withholding rules as well as the actual income tax tables themselves.


While a large part of the publication contains the same information as the previous version released for tax year 2017, there are two notable changes to the instructions.


  • DC OTR will no longer accept CDs or any magnetic media for filing W-2 and 1099 forms. Instead, taxpayers must use the portal located at MyTax.DC.gov, and use the bulk upload or online data entry filing options.
  • Monthly filing will be eliminated, moving all current monthly filers to the quarterly reporting cycle. This means that taxpayers must file Form FR-900Q 30 days after the end of each quarter.
    • Please note that payments must still be deposited by the 20^th^ of each month for the tax withheld in the previous month. In other words, payments will remain on the monthly deposit schedule, and only reporting will move to a quarterly schedule.

To review this publication in full, please click here.

About the Author

Paul Ogawa is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.

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