As the peak of the 2017 tax filing season approaches, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) would like to remind District residents of the services available to file their individual income tax returns.
Tax Forms and Free Tax Prep Assistance
A number of tax forms, instructions, and other related materials are available online via OTR’s website. Tax forms and booklets can also be picked at the Customer Service Walk-in Center located at 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W270 Washington, DC 20024 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additionally, for this tax filing season, customer service specialists will prepare District of Columbia individual income tax returns for free at the Customer Service Walk-in Center. No appointment necessary.
Please bring copies of the following:
- Completed federal tax return
- Applicable schedules
- W-2s or statements showing DC withholdings
OTR strongly recommends that taxpayers and tax preparers file their District of Columbia tax returns electronically. E-filing is faster, helps to minimize errors, and provides filers with an electronic filing acknowledgement.
OTR offers the following electronic filing methods:
- Free File: A service that allows taxpayers to choose from a number of free tax prep software options
- Fillable Form: An online version of the D-40/D-40EZ form and schedules that allows taxpayers to fill in their tax information, e-sign, and e-file their return.
Click here to begin e-filing the District of Columbia individual income tax return.
Check Refund Status
Taxpayers can check the status of their refund via OTR’s tax portal, MyTax.DC.gov by using the “Where’s My Refund” tool on the homepage. This feature is available 24/7 and will provide an instant update on refund statuses.
Filing Deadline Reminder
As a reminder, the deadline to file the District of Columbia individual income tax return is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.