District of Columbia Form W-2
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District of Columbia State Filing Requirements

  • The Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement should be filed with the
    District of Columbia for the 2020 Tax Year.
January 31, 2021

District of Columbia Form W-2 filing deadline is January 31, 2021

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Q. Does the District of Columbia mandate 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.

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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.

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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 - 2020

Form W-2 Penalty Interest
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 -

Q. Can I file W-2c with the District of Columbia?

A. Yes, you can electronically file W-2c once you identify errors in previously filed W-2s. The state only accepts the e-filing of W-2c, paper filing is not permitted.

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.

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If you still want to paper file W-2s, attach Form WT & W-3 and mail them to:

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Office of Tax and Revenue,
1101 4th St., SW, FL4,
Washington, DC 20024

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