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How to file an Amended Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Tax Return

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When Do I Need To Prepare, File My District of Columbia, DC Tax Amendment?

You need to file your D.C. state amended tax return within 3 years of the original tax return filing deadline, or 2 years from the time when taxes owed was paid (whichever is later).

If the IRS adjusts your federal tax return, you must file your D.C. tax amendment within 90 days of receiving the IRS notice of the federal return change.

How Do I Fix an Accepted DC Tax Return or File a Tax Amendment in the District of Columbia?

If there are changes in your previously filed D.C. income tax return, then you must file a District of Columbia tax amendment form.

To amend District of Columbia tax returns for previous tax years, you need to include a copy of your original state return along with your amended return using the form for the year being amended. Attach an explanation of the changes with your amended return.

However, if you need to provide extra information about a previously filed tax return as requested by the Office of Tax and Revenue, DO NOT file a tax amendment with the District of Columbia.

Follow these instructions on how to amend your District of Columbia tax return:

  1. Download and complete Form D-40. Make sure you fill in the amended return circle on the form.
  2. Print out the amended return and mail it to one of these addresses: Office of Tax and Revenue, PO Box 96169, Washington, DC 20090-6169 (if you're submitting a payment) or Office of Tax and Revenue, PO Box 9614, Washington, DC 20090-6145 (for a refund or no payment return).

District of Columbia, DC State Tax Amendment Form (Download, Print Out, Fill out, and Mail)

Fill out the D-40 form for the correct Tax Year below.

Form Description
Form D-40 (2016) Individual Income Tax Return
Form D-40 (2015) Individual Income Tax Return
Form D-40 (2014) Individual Income Tax Return
Form D-40 (2013) Individual Income Tax Return
Form D-40 (2012) Individual Income Tax Return

How Do I Check the Status of My Amended D.C. Tax Return?

You can call the The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue at (202) 727-4829.

What Are the Penalties, Interest, and Fees Related District of Columbia Tax Amendments?

There are several penalties that the District of Columbia charges for various tax-related violations.

A failure to pay penalty amounts to 5% per month and will not exceed 25% of the total tax due.

If the tax due is not paid within 90 days and the total amount due, including penalties and fees, amounts to over $200, then a collection fee will be administered by the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue. The fee amounts to 10% of the total tax, penalties, and interest.

The interest rate for underpayment of taxes is 10% annually, and is compounded on a daily basis.

Where Do I Mail My D.C. Amended Tax Return? - District of Columbia Mailing Address:

If you're submitting a tax payment, mail your return to this address:

Office of Tax and Revenue

PO Box 96169

Washington, DC 20090-6169

If you're expecting a refund, or don't have taxes owed or a refund, mail your return to this address:

Office of Tax and Revenue

PO Box 9614

Washington, DC 20090-6145

District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue Phone Number: (202) 727-4829

D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue

Where Do I Find More D.C, District of Columbia Tax Information?

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Where is my Washington, D.C. State Tax Refund?

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D.C., District of Columbia State Taxes

What If I Need to File My Federal Tax Amendment?

Learn how to file a federal tax amendment.