Make Filing DC Taxes Easy

Consider adopting a "Ready Return" similar to that created by California where a prefilled tax return (essentially a bill) would be sent by OTR to taxpayers for payment by April 15th. This would make DC the only jurisdiction in the country with such a system and would implement a system in DC used by most other countries. A "Ready Return" would significantly reduce compliance costs on low and moderate income DC taxpayers. This model seems like a no-brainer, but the Council could provide taxpayers with the ability to opt-out if they prefer to do it the old fashioned way. For more information, see: and

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