District of Columbia 2011: Filing Separate on Same Return
District of Columbia taxpayers, who filed as Married/Registered domestic partners filing separate on the same return, who also itemized their deductions, are allowed to calculate their deductions as if filing a Married Filing Jointly tax return.
Certain customers with one of these two filing statuses may have filed an incorrect District of Columbia tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed your 2011 District of Columbia tax return before March 15, 2012 AND
- Your filing status was married or registered domestic partners filing separate on the same return AND
- You had an amount greater than $100,000 on Form DC-40, Line 15 (DC adjusted gross income) AND
- You had an amount on Form DC-40, Line 17 (DC itemized deductions)
If you are affected, your may have overpaid your District of Columbia tax. You may need to amend your District of Columbia tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the District of Columbia 2011: Filing Separate.