DC State Filing
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Q. Does the District of Columbia require W-2 filing?
A. Yes, the District of Columbia mandates the filing of the W2 Forms only if there was a state tax withholding.
Q. Does the District of Columbia require any additional forms to be submitted with W-2s?
A. Yes, the state requires additional forms, depending on your filing method.
When you e-file W-2s, you don’t have to submit any additional forms. TaxBandits can assist you in completing your W-2.
When you paper file W-2, you are required to attach the paper copies of Form WT and W-3.
Q. What is the deadline to file W-2 with the District of Columbia?
A. The deadline to file Form W2 with the District of Columbia is January 31.
Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next business day is the deadline.
Q. Can I electronically file W-2 with the District of Columbia?
A. Yes, the District of Columbia accepts electronic filing of W-2. You must transmit W-2s electronically when filing 25 or more forms.
Looking for an e-file service provider? TaxBandits simplifies W2 Online filing with the District of Columbia and the SSA. When you e-file with us, you can grant your employees access to view/download their W-2s via TaxBandits’ Online Access Portal.
Q. What are the W-2 penalties for the District of Columbia?
A. As an employer, you are subject to penalties if you file W-2 late and/or pay the taxes late.
W-2 penalties for the District of Columbia - 2023
Not filing W-2 by
the due date
|5% of your unpaid taxes per month until you file your W-2s. The penalty will not exceed 25% of your taxes.||-|
|Not paying the state taxes||5% of your unpaid taxes per month until you file your W-2s. The penalty will not exceed 25% of your taxes.||10% per year, compounded daily|
|Underpayment of taxes||20% of your unpaid taxes||-|
Learn more about Form W-2 penalties.
Q. Can I file W-2c with the District of Columbia?
Yes, you can electronically file W-2c once you identify errors in previously filed W-2s. The state also accepts the paper filing of W-2c.
Q. Where do I mail W-2 forms when filing with the District of Columbia?
A. The District of Columbia only accepts paper copies of W-2 if the total number of forms is 24 or less. If you plan to file 25 or more W-2s, you must file them electronically.
Whether you file 50 or 5000 forms, e-filing is more convenient, and the state will process your W-2s at a faster rate. Sign up with TaxBandits, an IRS-certified e-file provider, to transmit your W-2s hassle-free.
If you still want to paper file W-2s, attach Form WT & W-3 and mail them to:
1101 4th St., SW, FL4,
Washington, DC 20024
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