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General Instructions

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue requires that you submit Form FR-127 on or before April 15, 2014 for a six-month extension to file your tax return. A copy of the federal application for an extension of time to file is not acceptable for requesting an extension of time for filing a DC return.

By filing a timely Form FR-127, plus any payment due with the extension, you have a six-month extension of time to file your tax return until October 15, 2014. In addition to this initial extension, you may receive, upon request, an additional six-month extension if you are living or traveling outside the United States.

An extension to file your return is not an extension of time to pay your taxes.

If You Owe

If you owe taxes, payment must be made by April 15, 2014 or penalty and interest will be assessed. If you cannot meet the filing deadline, you should apply for an extension. The extension allows additional time to complete and file your income tax return; however, the extension does not provide additional time to pay the amount of tax owed.

Pay Online

You can pay online at Official Payments Corporation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express credit and debit cards, and other forms of payment, such as Bill Me Later® are accepted. To make a debit card payment you can use a MasterCard or Visa Debit Card or any debit card with Nyce, Pulse or Star logos. Do not mail Form FR-127 to the Office of Tax and Revenue.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay by Phone

Pay your taxes by phone by calling Official Payments toll-free at 1-800-272-9829. This automated service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. At the end of your call you will be given a confirmation number. Write down and save it as proof of payment for your records.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay by Mail

Along with the extension form, send a check or money order in the amount of the estimated tax due made payable to DC Treasurer. Do not send cash. Write your Social Security number, daytime phone number, tax year of the return, and the return type (D-40, D-40EZ, etc.) on your payment. Mail to:
Office of Tax and Revenue
PO Box 96018
Washington, DC 20090-6018

Penalty and Interest on Tax Owed

There is a 5% per month penalty for failure to file a return or pay any tax due on time. The penalty is calculated on the unpaid tax for each month (or fraction thereof) that the return is not filed or the tax is not paid. The maximum penalty is an amount equal to 25% of the tax due.

You will be charged interest of 10% per year compounded daily, on any tax not paid on time. Interest is calculated from the original due date of the return to the date when the tax is paid.

If You Do Not Owe

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue only requires you to file for an extension if you owe District of Columbia taxes. If you are expecting a refund from the District of Columbia, an extension is automatically granted for the filing of your 2013 tax return.

For more information, visit The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue

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