Skip to Content
District of Columbia

You may be eligible to receive money back

Homeowners and renters are missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief.  Use the resources below to learn more.

District of Columbia Program Overview

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.

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.

Eligibility

The Homestead Deduction is limited to residential property. To qualify:
  • An application must be on file with the Office of Tax and Revenue
  • The property must be occupied by the owner/applicant and contain no more than five dwelling units (including the unit occupied by the owner)
  • The property must be the principal residence (domicile) of the owner/applicant
  • Once the application is approved and filed, exemption applies to all tax years in the future if the applicant does not move and remains eligible.

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.

Required Documentation

  • Homestead, Senior Citizen and Disabled Property Tax Relief Application
  • District driver’s license/identification

Contact Details

For more information, please visit Homestead/Senior Citizen Deduction page from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue.

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) has implemented the electronic online filing of the ASD-100. OTR encourages all filers to submit their application request electronically. Please visit MyTax.DC.gov and create a login to start an application.

For questions or to request a paper application via a waiver, call Customer Service at (202) 727-4TAX (4829).

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.

Eligibility

To qualify for Senior Citizen Tax Relief you must meet the following requirements:
  • Have at least 50% ownership of the property
  • Must reside in the property
  • Must be 65 or older
  • To qualify for tax year 2024, the total household federal adjusted gross income from 2024 must have been less than $154,750. This includes all persons residing in the household excluding tenants paying fair market rent under a written lease
To qualify for Disabled Tax Relief, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Have at least 50% ownership of the property
  • Must reside in the property
  • Must be certified in the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a permanently and totally disabled or be receiving District or Federal disability payments
  • To qualify for tax year 2024, the total household federal adjusted gross income from 2022 must have been less than $154,750. This includes all persons residing in the household excluding tenants paying fair market rent under a written lease

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.

Required Documentation

  • Homestead, Senior Citizen and Disabled Property Tax Relief Application
  • District driver’s license/identification
  • If disabled, SSA certification of permanent and total disability disability payments OR Evidence of the person's SSI, SSD, Federal, DC or railroad retirement

Contact Details

For more information, please visit Homestead/Senior Citizen Deduction page from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue.

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) has implemented the electronic online filing of the ASD-100. OTR encourages all filers to submit their application request electronically. Please visit MyTax.DC.gov and create a login to start an application.

For questions or to request a paper application via a waiver, call Customer Service at (202) 727-4TAX (4829).

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.

Eligibility

You must meet the following requirements to claim this credit:
  • You were a District of Columbia (DC) resident from Jan 1. through Dec. 31, 2023
  • Your residence is not part of a public housing dwelling
  • You rented or owned and lived in your home, apartment, rooming house, cooperative, or condominium in DC during all of 2023
  • Your 2023 federal adjusted gross income (AGI), was $61,300 or less if you are under 70 and $83,700 or less if you are age 70 or older
  • You did not rent from a landlord whose property was either exempt from real property taxes or who paid a percentage of rental income to DC instead of paying a real estate tax
  • You must not be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s federal, state, or DC income tax return unless you reached age 65 on or before December 31, 2023

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.

Required Documentation

Individual Income Tax Credit
  • Schedule H (Property Tax Credit Form) and Form D-40 (Individual Income Tax Return)
  • If homeowner, DC real property tax bill and amount paid by you for the year
  • If renter, lease or other documentation of the amount of rent paid for the year

Contact Details

To file for previous years (up to 3 years), select the form that corresponds to the tax year in question using this link:  Prior Year Tax Forms

You can now electronically file the standalone Schedule H by accessing the MyTax.DC.gov web portal (you must create a user account). For more information, visit https://mytax.dc.gov/ or call e-Services at (202) 759-1946.

If you’d like to download an application, you may do so here or click the link under the “Your Resources” tab found on this page.

Your Resources

Your state accepts digital and mailed applications

Schedule H Homeowner/Renter Property Tax Credit Application

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.

Back to top