D.C. Business Registration

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Starting a Business in Washington DC

The Basics

Incorporate Fast can file your Washington DC paperwork for you fast and accurately.  We are here to assist you along the way and can contact us by phone or email if you have any questions regarding you filing. We’ll also include website, email, and phone service at no additional upfront cost so you can get on the web and start fielding client calls in minutes.

Signing up with us on-line is fast and easy.  Just fill out the basic information required in our site.  This information will include the member(s) names and address as well as the business address and registered agent information. As soon as we receive your order, our reviewers will process your filing directly with Washington DC’s Secretary of State.  If there are any forms or services that we do not provide, we will try to obtain any information regarding any questions you might have, such as foreign filing, annual state filing fees, etc.  Incorporate Fast does not provide any tax legal advice of any kind.

Doing Business in Washington DC

Business Maintenance

All Washington DC Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    Washington DC corporations and LLCs are formed by filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. It costs $220 to form a Washington DC corporation or LLC.
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of District of Columbia must file a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following business formation. You can file online through FinCEN at no cost. Or, take advantage of our professional BOI report filing service for just $25.
  • Biennial Report
    District of Columbia corporations and LLC’s must file biennial reports with the DCRA Corporations Division. The biennial report is due by April 1st every other year. Washington DC corporations and LLCs pay $300 to file the report. The Washington DC Biennial Report may be filed online.

Washington DC Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax
Washington DC individual income tax rates range from 4% to 8.95%.

Corporate Franchise Tax
Washington DC’s corporate franchise tax rate is 9.2%. The minimum payment is $250.

Washington DC Business License

You must have a DC business license to do business in Washington DC. Most activities require a Basic Business License. Certain licensed professionals are exempt from the BBL requirement. You can apply for the DC business license online. The DC Business License fee will depend on your business activities.


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