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How do I claim the DC Property Tax Credit?

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How do I claim the DC Property Tax Credit?



You must meet the following requirements to claim this credit:

• You were a District of Columbia (DC) resident   from Jan 1. through Dec. 31, 2021;

• Your residence is not part of a public housing dwelling;

• You rented or owned and lived in your   home, apartment, rooming house, or condominium in DC during all of 2021;

• Your 2020 federal adjusted gross income (AGI), plus the AGI of any dependents claimed on your return, was $56,200 or less ($76,700 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, 2021.

Additional Information:  

• A Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit cannot be claimed on behalf of a taxpayer who died on or before December 31, 2021.

• Only one claimant per "tax filing unit" can claim the property tax credit. There can be more than one tax filing unit in a home, apartment, rooming house, or condominium. If individuals or families share housing but file separate tax returns, each individual or family filing a tax return can claim the Schedule H credit based on their share of the rent or property tax.

• An individual who is claimed as a dependent on someone else's individual   income tax return is eligible to file the claim for his/her tax filing unit only if the individual is 65 years of age or older.


Complete the Schedule H



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