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Federal and State E-File Program (Modernized e-File)

The term "federal/state" means that the DC return is transmitted with the federal return to the IRS. Electronically filed returns provide a variety of advantages, including a shorter refund turnaround time and electronic acknowledgment of receipt of your return.

E-Filing Through a Paid Preparer

Many local tax preparation services participate in DC E-File. When you find a preparer to electronically file your DC return, remember that you must file your federal return electronically at the same time.

Information for Tax Preparers and Software Developers

E-Filing Through a Commercial Online Filing Service*

Commercial online filing for DC returns is available through the following companies:

  • CCH Small Firms Services (TaxWise, ATX)
  • CCH Tax and Accounting, a Wolterskluwer business (ProSystem fx)
  • CS Professional Suite (UltraTax CS)
  • Drake Software (Drake Software, 1040.com)
  • HRB Development LLC (HRBS,HRBO, TPS Professional, BlockWorks)
  • Intuit (Intuit Tax Online, Lacerte, TurboTax, ProSeries)
  • Jackson Hewitt Technology Service  (JH ProFiler)
  • Liberty Tax Service (Libtax US 2014, LibPro, eSmart)
  • NTS Services Corp (TaxVision)
  • OnePriceTaxes (OnePriceTaxes)
  • On-Line Taxes, Inc (OLT.com, OLTPRO DESKTOP, OLT DESKTOP)
  • PETZ ENTERPRISES, LLC (CrossLink, CrossLinkOnline)
  • TaxACT (TaxACT)
  • TaxHawk, Inc (TaxHawk)
  • TaxSlayer, LLC (TaxSlayer Pro, TaxSlayer Online)
  • Taxware Systems Inc (Wintax-Taxware)
  • Thomson Reuters (taxsimple, Agile Tax, GoSystem/ONESOURCE)

* These companies provide tax preparation and filing for a fee. This fee does not go to the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia does not endorse any particular software product.

If you have any questions about DC's federal/state e-File program, please contact the Office of Tax and Revenue at (202) 727-4TAX (4829).