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

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Washington, D.C. Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and District of Columbia Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, 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 not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you 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. 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a D.C. State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
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.
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2019 Washington, D.C. Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) and Washington, D.C. State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 15, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2019 D.C. Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2018 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, 2019 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2019 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, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). 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
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2022
2018 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 2018 District of Columbia Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2018 Washington, D.C. Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these forms for 2018 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 State Tax Agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a State Income Tax Return.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form DC-40
Resident/Part-Year Income Tax Return
Form D-40ES
Declaration of Individual Estimated Tax Voucher
Form D-40P
Payment Voucher
Form D-2440
Disability Income Exclusion
Form 2441
Child and Dependent Care Expenses for Part-Year Residents
Form FR-127
Amount Paid with Extension
Form FR-147
Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form FR-329
Consumer Use Tax on Purchases and Rentals
Schedule H
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit
Schedule L
Lower Income Long Term Homeowner Credit

* 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.

How to File a D.C. Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your District of Columbia return by the deadline, you needed to file extension Form FR-127 on or by April 15, 2019. This gives you 6 more months to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. Please be aware that D.C. will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your D.C. tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form D-40P. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a D-40P on eFile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form D-40P is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form D-40P unless it is made electronically. Use eFile.com and prepare a D.C. tax return to find out what your DC state income tax payment will be.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2019.

The extended IRS/Washington, D.C. eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2019 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a District of Columbia tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2019.

2018 Tax Year Washington, D.C. Income Tax Forms

Washington, D.C. State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print a District of Columbia 2018 Tax Return.  The D.C. Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Resident/Part-Year Income Tax Return
Nonresident Request for Refund
Declaration of Individual Estimated Tax Voucher
Payment Voucher
Disability Income Exclusion
Child and Dependent Care Expenses for Part-Year Residents
Amount Paid with Extension
Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Consumer Use Tax on Purchases and Rentals
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit
Lower Income Long Term Homeowner Credit
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Washington, D.C. Forms

Washington, D.C. income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue. In addition to filing D.C. Forms, you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.
Form/Schedule
Description
Resident/Part-Year Income Tax Return
Nonresident Request for Refund
Declaration of Individual Estimated Tax Voucher
Payment Voucher
Disability Income Exclusion
Child and Dependent Care Expenses for Part-Year Residents
Amount Paid with Extension
Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Consumer Use Tax on Purchases and Rentals
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit
Lower Income Long Term Homeowner Credit

Washington, D.C. Tax Facts, Information

Washington, D.C. Tax Information and Contacts

D.C. Tax Type
Description
Washington, D.C. Income Tax Code
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, personal property, and 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; 14.8% for motel and hotel rooms. Items that are exempt from the D.C. sales tax include prescription and non-prescription medicines, groceries, and residential utility services.
D.C. 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 also a sales tax on food truck purchases; the amount is the same as the sales tax for restaurant meals.
D.C. Tax Payment Options
D.C. State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue.

 

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