BID Tax Information

Your BID tax funds the Capitol Hill BID 501(c)6 organization that provides the Capitol Hill commercial area with numerous valuable services that help to create and maintain a vibrant neighborhood in which to do business. Under the law, DC’s Office of Tax and Revenue is responsible for processing your BID tax and then transferring funds to the Capitol Hill BID. If not paid properly, your taxes may be credited to real property taxes and you will accrue penalties and interest for unpaid BID taxes.

BID Taxes Now Payable Online

Effective immediately, the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) has implemented an eCheck payment option for property owners who would like to pay their Business Improvement District (BID) taxes online. The new online payment system, effective immediately, is convenient and easy to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no charge to the property owner. Payments are made only when authorized, and BID tax payers will receive a receipt and a reference number as proof of payment.  Click Here for more information and instructions on how to pay your BID taxes online.

FY 2017 Budget

Total estimated revenues for the Capitol Hill BID will be approximately $2,700,000 in FY 2017.  Click here to view the FY 2017 budget in its entirety.

All BID properties pay the same rate of $0.15 per $100 in property value. The maximum amount for any one lot or tax bill is capped at $125,000 annually.

BID Tax Billing Cycle

BID taxes are billed twice a year at the same time as real property taxes – September and March of every year.  The BID tax is billed six months in advance:

  • The September billing is due on October 1st for October 1st through March 31st
  • The March Billing is due on April 1st for April 1st through September 30th

NOTE:  DO NOT combine a BID tax payment with a real property tax payment. Each BID tax bill must be paid with a separate check.  BID taxes can be paid at any District of Columbia branch of Wells Fargo Bank or by mailing payment to one of the following address:

Government of the District of Columbia
Office of Tax and Revenue
Real Property Tax Administration
P.O. Box 98095
Washington, DC 20090-8095


Make Check Payable to:
Capitol Hill BID
1451 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Unit 1
Washington, DC 20003

For additional information regarding a Capitol Hill BID tax bill please contact 202-842-3333 or pbrosmer@capitolhillbid.org.