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District of Columbia Program Eligibility

The District of Columbia offers the ASD-100 Homestead Deduction, the Senior Citizen and Disabled Property Tax Relief program, and the Schedule H Homeowner and Renter Tax Credit program.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Read more about property tax relief programs in your area.

Homestead Deduction

This benefit reduces your real property's assessed value by $87,050 (savings of $739.93) prior to computing the yearly tax liability.

Application Deadline

If a Homestead Exemption application is filed between October 1 to March 31, the property will receive the Homestead benefit for the entire tax year (and for all tax years in the future). If an approved application is filed from April 1 to September 30, the property will receive the benefit on the second-half tax bill.

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) Homestead Unit has implemented the electronic online filing for this program. OTR encourages all filers to submit their application request electronically.

Applications can be filed on paper but resident needs to request a waiver. Details below.

Senior Citizen or Disabled Property Owner Benefit

The Senior Citizen or Disabled Property Owner benefit reduces a qualified property owner's property tax by 50 percent.

Application Deadline

Senior Citizen or Disabled Property Owners may file an application immediately if they are age 65 or older or disabled. If the property owner lives in a cooperative housing association, the cooperative will supply and collect the applications.

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) Homestead Unit has implemented the electronic online filing for this program. OTR encourages all filers to submit their application request electronically.

Applications can be filed on paper but resident needs to request a waiver. Details below.

Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit (Schedule H)

The Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit (Schedule H) is claimed when filing D.C. income tax return, unless filing a standalone return. The maximum credit is $1,325.

Application Deadline

File your completed Schedule H with your Personal Income Tax Return. You have three years from the due date to claim the credit. To file for previous years, you must use the form that corresponds to the tax year in question. A link to forms from prior years is included under contact details below.

 

Standalone Filers:
If you are not required to file a DC individual income tax return because you are below the income tax filing threshold, you can file Schedule H as a standalone return.

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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