Washington, D.C. Income Taxes and D.C. State Tax Forms


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Washington, D.C. Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Washington, D.C. state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2014 2013 Washington, D.C. State Tax Return Due date for Washington, D.C. State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2014 2013 Washington, D.C. State Tax Extension Due date for Washington, D.C. extensions
October 15, 2014 2013 Washington, D.C. State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2013 Washington, D.C. State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

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District of Columbia Tax Forms that Can Be efiled

efile.com supports all of the forms that Washington, D.C. allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Washington, D.C. tax forms:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form D-40B Nonresident Request for Refund (Pages 1 & 2)














Form D-40ES Declaration of Individual Estimated Tax Voucher
Form D-2440 Disability Income Exclusion
Form DC Statement for Notes and Comments
Form DC-40 Resident/Part-Year Income Tax Return
Form FR-329 Consumer Use Tax on Purchases and Rentals
Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Schedule D Income from Rent
Schedule H Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit
Schedule H Household and Physician Information
Schedule H Household Gross Income Schedule
Schedule I Additions and Subtractions
Schedule L Lower Income Long Term Homeowner Credit
Schedule S Supplemental Information
Schedule U Additional Credits and Contributions
Worksheet K Out-of-State Tax Credit

District of Columbia Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

 

FormDescription
D-4 DC Withholding Allowance Certificate

DC Tax Extension

Extension FormDistrict of Columbia Extension InstructionsHow to File

Form FR-127, D.C. Tax Extension

The District of Columbia tax agency does not accept the federal extension form as an extension of time to file a DC return. D.C. taxpayers must file Form FR-127 to get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2014.

A filing extension does not extend the due date for paying any tax you may owe. Before filing for an extension, estimate the tax you will owe and pay this amount with the FR-127 (it is included in the instruction booklet), the D.C. tax extension request form, by April 15. Include a complete Form D-40P with your payment. 

Attach a copy of your FR-127 to the D-40 when you file. Penalties and interest are charged on any tax not paid on time.

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Form D-40P

Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a District of Columbia tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

DC Tax Amendment

District of Columbia tax amendments cannot be efiled; they can only be mailed. Learn how to prepare and file a Washington D.C. tax amendment.


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a District of Columbia tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 District of Columbia Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form D-40 Individual Income Tax Return

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Form D-40B Nonresident Request for Refund
Form D-40ES Estimated Payment for Individual Income Tax
Form D-40P Payment Voucher
Form D-2440 Disability Income Exclusion
Form FR-329 Consumer Use Tax on Purchases and Rentals Homeowner/Renter Property Tax Credit
Schedule H Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit
Schedule I Additions to and Subtractions From Federal Adjusted Gross Income
Schedule L Lower Income Long Term Homeowner Credit
Schedule S Supplemental Information and Dependents
Schedule U Additional Miscellaneous Credits and Contributions
Worksheet K Out-of-State Tax Credit

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Washington, D.C. Income Tax Refund Status

If you filed your D.C. income tax return on time, wait at least 2 to 3 weeks for processing before checking the status of your D.C. refund.

Check your Washington, D.C. income tax refund status online.

D.C. efile Error Codes

If your Washington, D.C. return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Washington, D.C. efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Washington, D.C. Tax Facts

D.C. Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed across three tax brackets at three graduated tax rates.

  • 4% for the first $10,000 of taxable income
  • 6% for taxable incomes between $10,001 and $40,000
  • 8.5% for taxable incomes between $40,001 and $350,000
  • 8.95% for taxable incomes over $350,000

D.C. Sales Tax:

The District of Columbia has five sales tax rates. This rate structure exists to take advantage of the district's status as a tourist center, as well as to increase the contribution of nonresidents working in D.C.

  • 5.75% for taxable goods and services
  • 6% for tangible personal property and selected services
  • 10% for alcohol sold to be consumed outside the district
  • 10% for restaurant meals, alcohol for consumption on-premises, rental vehicles, telephone calling cards, and takeout food
  • 18% for commercial parking
  • 14.5% for motel and hotel rooms

Items that are exempt from the D.C. sales tax include prescription and nonprescription medicines, groceries, and residential utility services.

More information on DC sales tax

D.C. Personal Property Tax:

The District of Columbia has three classes of real property:

  • Class 1: residential (includes multifamily)
  • Class 2: industrial and commercial (includes motels and hotels)
  • Class 3: vacant

Owner-occupied residential property (Class 1 property) is taxed at a lower rate than property in the classes listed above.

The property tax rate is the amount of tax on each $100 of the property's assessed value. Rates differ for each property class. The rates, established by the Council of the District of Columbia, may change from Tax Year to Tax Year.

Odd Tax Facts:

  • According to a study of taxes nationwide, almost 30% of all property in D.C. is exempt from property taxes because it's occupied or owned by federal government or diplomatic offices.
  • There is a sales tax on food truck purchases; the amount is the same as the sales tax for restaurant meals.

D.C. Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue.

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