District of Columbia State Income Tax
Tax Year 2014
District of Columbia Income Tax Table
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The District of Columbia Income Tax
District of Columbia collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, District of Columbia's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.
District of Columbia's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below District of Columbia's %. You can learn more about how the District of Columbia income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.
The Office of Tax and Revenue offers all taxpayers free DC tax return preparation services. To take advantage of this service, you must bring all applicable documents (your Federal tax return, W2 forms, etc) and a valid photo ID to the Office of Tax and Revenue's Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W270. You can call 202-727-4TAX or email [email protected] with questions about your income tax or their tax services.
There are -562 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax .
District of Columbia Tax Deductions
Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your District of Columbia income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and District of Columbia tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in District of Columbia, see the list of District of Columbia income tax deductions.
- Unlike many other states, District of Columbia has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your District of Columbia income tax return.
- District of Columbia has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.
- Unlike most states, District of Columbia does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.
- District of Columbia allows limited itemized deductions. You may be able to claim most of the same deductions on your District of Columbia income tax return as you do on your Federal return, but more limitations and phase-outs may exist for higher income taxpayers. For more information, see the list of District of Columbia itemized deductions.
Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to four of the most commonly used District of Columbia income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our District of Columbia tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.
How To File Your District of Columbia Income Tax Return
Where To Send Your District of Columbia Tax Return
Income Tax Returns (No Tax or Refund Owed)
Office of Tax and Revenue
PO Box 209
Washington, DC 20044-0209
Income Tax Returns (Payment Included)
Office of Tax and Revenue
PO Box 7182
Washington, DC 20044-7182
e-Filing: Submit Your District of Columbia Tax Return Online
You can save time and money by electronically filing your District of Columbia income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your District of Columbia tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.
Washington, DC does not provide any specific free programs for eFiling your tax return, but supports a list of paid providers and preparation services that can eFile on your behalf. The District of Columbia does offer faster refunds to taxpayers who take advantage of the eFile system.
To e-file your District of Columbia and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.
The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.
Getting Your District of Columbia Tax Refund
If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of District of Columbia, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.
It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.
Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your District of Columbia tax refund, you can visit the District of Columbia Income Tax Refund page.
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- Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
- Before the official 2016 District of Columbia income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on District of Columbia's 2015 income tax brackets.
- The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the District of Columbia and Tax Foundation data.
- District of Columbia tax forms are sourced from the District of Columbia income tax forms page, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the District of Columbia forms you are using are up-to-date.