Tax & Stimulus

Free tax return preparation is available at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout the District.  These services are available to low- and moderate-income persons, seniors, and the disabled.  For details see our Free Tax Preparation Flyer, Free Tax Preparation-Español.


For more information about getting remote help through the IRS’s VITA program or filing a return yourself, you can visit (English) or (Español). That site also has information about tax credits.


For information about prior year stimulus payments, the 2023 Earned Income Tax Credit, the 2023 Child Tax Credit, and the DC Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit (Schedule H), see below. 



DC Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit (Schedule H)

Do you own or rent a home or apartment in the District? If so, this credit provides tax relief to homeowners who pay property taxes and to renters who help support those payments. You may qualify to get this money even if you don’t owe any taxes to the District to the District!

Earned Income Tax Credit

Did you work at any point during 2023, even if it was part-time, temporary, or gig work? Did you earn less than $63,398 if you are married and file jointly (or $56,838 if you file as an individual or head of household)? Then you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Missing Stimulus Payments

If you did not get all three rounds of stimulus payments, it’s not too late to find out why! Learn how to get your payments.

2023 Child Tax Credit

Do you have children who were 16 or under at the end of 2023 and at least $2,500 in earnings? If so, you may be eligible for the Child Tax Credit. It can provide a credit against your taxes of up to $2,000 per child. Even if you don’t owe income tax, up to $1,600 of the Child Tax Credit is available as a refund.