(Washington, DC) – Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have only three more days to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.
“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR). “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”
Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.
To accommodate last minute filers, OTR’s Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street S.W., Suite 270W, will remain open until midnight on Thursday, September 30. Only completed returns and payments will be received after 5:30 pm. Filers may come in before then to receive assistance with their returns. The center is open from 8:15 am to 5:30 pm.
Payment may be made in person at the service center, mailed but postmarked September 30, or through the Web site, www.dctaxamnesty.com. More information and applications may be found at the Web site or taxpayers may call 202-727-4TAX (4829).
Note to Editors & Producers – There is a “Last Chance” poster on the Web site, www.dctaxamnesty.com. Click on the Media Page and scroll down to Media Resources.