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

Washington, D.C. State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a D.C. state return). Attention: The Washington, D.C. tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2022. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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Prepare and e-file your IRS and Washington, D.C. State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns) here on eFile.com. Be aware that the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is an IRS and State Tax Agency policy, not an eFile.com policy. Thus, you technically cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Washington, D.C. Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Washington, D.C. 2021 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. You can complete and sign the 2021 tax return forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency. The address is listed on the form. The IRS mailing address can be looked up here.

Function
Description
Prepare only a D.C. Tax Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your Washington, D.C. Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Washington, D.C. Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Washington D.C. Income Tax Extension
Washington, D.C. Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your D.C. Tax Return was rejected by the D.C. Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected District of Columbia Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
Washington, D.C., IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: For every month or part of the month a return is filed late, you would be charged a 5% penalty of your total unpaid tax unless you can provide a reasonable cause for filing the return after the April 18 deadline. The maximum penalty is 25% of the your unpaid or late-paid taxes owed. The minimum penalty you can be charged by the state tax agency is $5.
2. Late Payment Penalty: You will be charged a 5% underpayment penalty If you do not pay the entire amount of your taxes due with your filed return. An additional 25% penalty of your taxes due will be imposed on any unreported amount of taxable income that's more than 25% of the taxable income that's shown on your return. 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.

3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
D.C. Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various D.C. Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Washington, D.C. Income Tax Brackets
Washington, D.C. Income Tax Forms
Washington, D.C. Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are subject to income taxes in Washington, D.C.

 

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2022 Washington, D.C. Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Washington, D.C. State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 D.C. Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 D.C. Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) District of Columbia Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 D.C. Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a D.C. Tax Extension to file their District of Columbia Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Washington, D.C. State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 18, 2025
2021 D.C. Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2021 District of Columbia Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Washington, D.C. Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these forms for 2021 in conjunction with your Federal and State Income Tax Return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the D.C. State Tax Agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a State Income Tax Return.

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Year
Status

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

D.C. Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Washington, D.C.:

  • If you do not owe D.C. income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a D.C. tax extension. In case you expect a D.C. tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your D.C. tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe D.C. income taxes, you will either have to submit a D.C. tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. You have the following options to file a D.C. tax extension:
    • Pay all or some of your Washington, D.C. income taxes online by submitting Form FR-127 via: MyTax.DC. Paying your D.C. taxes online on time will be considered a D.C. tax extension and you do not have to mail in Form FR-127.
    • Complete Form FR-127, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form FR-127.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your D.C. tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Washington, D.C. and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Washington, D.C. tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and D.C. late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2021 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Washington, D.C. eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Washington, D.C. tax return on paper, the D.C. Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Washington, D.C. State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2021 Washington, D.C. Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay D.C. income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online D.C. tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in D.C. paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the MyTax.DC. When you're on the site, select the "Quick Payment" option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional service fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Form D-40P
Complete voucher Form D-40P and attach it to your check or money order payable to "DC Treasurer". Write your TIN, tax payment period, and "D-40" on the check. Mail them to the Form D-40P address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with MyTax.DC to submit your estimated payment or if you already have an account, log into your account. 2) Pay via credit or debit card through MyTax.DC (choose the "Estimated Payment" as the payment type). Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 4) Complete voucher Form D-40ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "DC Treasurer". Write your Social Security numbers and the tax period on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form D-40ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Washington, D.C. Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Washington, D.C. Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
D.C. Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Office of Tax and Revenue
P.O. Box 96145
Washington, DC 20090-6145
D.C. Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Office of Tax and Revenue
P.O. Box 96169
Washington, DC 20090-6169
D.C. Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form FR-127. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the Form FR-127  See above.
Office of Tax and Revenue
P.O. Box 96018
Washington, DC 20090-6018
D.C. Tax Payment: include voucher Form D-40P
Office of Tax and Revenue
P.O. Box 96169
Washington, DC 20090-6169
D.C. Tax Estimate Payments: include Form D-40ES.
Office of Tax and Revenue
P.O. Box 96018
Washington, DC 20090-6018

 

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