Listed below are credits available to you on your District of Columbia return:
DC Resident First-Time Home-buyers Credit for Certain Government Employees
If you purchased your home in DC in 2008-2010 and qualified for the DC First-Time Homebuyer Credit, you can carry the amount of the unused credit forward until it is used up.
Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State
The District of Columbia allows taxpayers to claim a credit for individual income tax paid to other state(s) if the income taxed by that state is derived from that state and is of a kind taxed by DC.
The program will automatically calculate this credit for your Resident return if you have a Nonresident return created in your account. If you have a Part-Year return created for DC, the calculation will need to be filled in within the DC Part-Year return.
Alternative Fuel Credits (limited to $1,000 per charging station; limited to $100,000 per refueling property)
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit-Schedule
Eligible residents may claim a property tax credit against their DC taxable income. Your federal AGI may not exceed $51,000 if you’re under the age of 70 and $62,600 if you are age 70 older.
Non-Custodial Parent EITC Claim-Schedule N
DC Law also allows the same 40% of Federal EITC to those who are not allowed to claim the EITC at the federal level but who meet other DC requirements, such as a non-custodial parent who is a District resident between the ages of 18 and 30, and paying child support under a court order for a minor child.
The taxpayer must have paid the child support of at least the amount due for the year through a government sponsored support collection unit and the order must have been in effect for at least one-half of the year.
Early Learning Tax Credit
For tax year 2018, taxpayers may be legible for a new refundable credit of up to $1000 per dependent child for qualified childcare expenses.
DC Low Income Credit
This is a non-refundable credit, which means it can reduce the DC tax you owe, but it will not directly result in a tax refund. If you claimed the Federal Earned Income Credit, it may be better for you to take the DC Earned Income Tax Credit instead of the DC Low Income Credit as the DC Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit. You CANNOT take both of these DC Credits.
The DC Earned Income Tax Credit is figured automatically in your account. An entry here will override that calculation.
To enter these credits within your account, please follow the steps below:
- State Section
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