FR-127: Extension of Time to File a DC Income Tax Return Worksheet (2023)

Form FR-127, officially titled "Extension of Time to File a D.C. Income Tax Return," is a worksheet used by taxpayers in Washington, D.C. to request an extension to file their individual income tax return for a specific tax year. It applies to taxes owed on income earned in calendar year 2023 (tax year 2023).

What is the Purpose of Form FR-127?

The primary purpose of Form FR-127 is to grant you additional time to file your D.C. income tax return. The standard due date for filing D.C. income tax returns is typically the same as the federal filing deadline, which is April 15th of the following year (in this case, April 15, 2024, for tax year 2023). By submitting a properly completed Form FR-127 with the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) by April 15th, you can receive an extension to file your return until October 15, 2024.

Important Note: Filing Form FR-127 does not extend the deadline for paying any taxes you may owe to the District of Columbia.

Who Should File Form FR-127?

Consider filing Form FR-127 if you anticipate any of the following situations:

Incomplete Records: You may not have received all your tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.) by the filing deadline.

Complex Tax Situation: Your tax situation may be complex, requiring additional time to gather information and prepare an accurate return.

Unexpected Events: You may be experiencing unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from filing on time, such as illness, a natural disaster, or military service.

How to File Form FR-127?

There are two ways to submit the FR-127:

A. Electronically: The D.C. OTR offers a user-friendly online portal called MyTax.DC.gov. You can access the FR-127 form electronically, complete it online, and submit it directly through the portal.

B. Paper Form: You can download the Form FR-127 attached below. Fill out the form manually, and mail it along with any estimated tax payment to the address: The Office of Tax & Revenue, PO Box: 96018, Washington, DC 20090-6018.

Does filing Form FR-127 guarantee an extension?

Yes, filing a complete and accurate Form FR-127 by the original due date (typically April 15th) automatically grants you an extension to file your D.C. income tax return until October 15th.

Do I need to submit any documents with Form FR-127?

No, you do not need to submit any additional documentation with Form FR-127. However, it's wise to keep a copy of the completed form for your records.

How much of an extension does Form FR-127 provide?

Form FR-127 grants you an extension to file your D.C. income tax return until October 15th of the same year.

What happens if I don't file Form FR-127 and miss the filing deadline?

If you miss the filing deadline without requesting an extension, you may face penalties and interest charges on any taxes owed.

Can I get an extension beyond October 15th?

In rare situations, you may be able to request an additional extension beyond October 15th by filing a written explanation to the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) outlining the specific reasons for needing more time. However, this is granted on a case-by-case basis.

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