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Free File Forms e-File FAQs [PDF]

DCfreefile will allow income-eligible taxpayers to choose one of several on-line tax software solutions to electronically prepare and e-file their federal and state returns for free. Be sure to use the DC website to access your vendor to ensure free filing for your Federal and State returns. If you do not meet the criteria for DCfreefile, try DCfreefile fillable forms.

You are still able to file your extension or estimated tax returns and payments using MyTax.DC.gov

For tax year 2016, the following forms/line items will not be accepted using DCfreefile by most vendors:

  • Standalone Schedule H
  • Non Resident Request for Refund (D-40B);
  • Fiduciary Returns (D-41);
  • An extension (FR-127) tax return for a period other than tax year 2016;
  • An estimated (D-40ES) tax return for any period other than tax year 2017
  • Returns with a foreign address;
  • Business returns.

If you are married filing jointly or registered domestic partners filing jointly, or married filing separately or registered domestic partners filing separately on the same return, enter the name and SSN shown first on your return, then enter the name and SSN shown second on your return. Registered domestic partners filing jointly, filing separately on the same return must prepare a not-to-be-filed (mock) joint federal return before completing the DC return. If filing jointly is chosen, enter the total federal adjusted gross income of both spouses/partners on Line 3, Form D-40.

 

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Free fillable forms e-File FAQs [PDF]

District taxpayers will be able to electronically file, or print, their D-40 Individual Income Tax Return using DCfreefile fillable forms. DCfreefile fillable forms will support most of the DC individual income returns and schedules. A complete listing of what is and what is not supported can be found in the Freefile fillable forms e-File FAQ’s. DCfreefile fillable forms do not have income or age restrictions.

For tax year 2016, the following forms/line items will not be accepted using DCfreefile fillable forms:

  • Standalone Schedule H;
  • Prior years;
  • Non Resident Request for Refund (D-40B);
  • Fiduciary Returns (D-41);
  • An extension (FR-127) tax return;
  • An estimated (D-40ES) tax return;
  • Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer (FR-147);
  • Amended returns;
  • Part Year returns;
  • Returns with a foreign address;
  • PDF attachments;
  • Business returns.

To file by paper, you can obtain forms from several locations around the District including the DC Office of Tax and Revenue. Visit Location of Tax Forms to find out where.

Next, visit the Electronic Filing Option page