Tax preparation is more complicated today than ever before, but there are some great resources to help you get the job done. Here are some resources for tax preparation in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Federal and State Income Tax Forms
You can download tax forms from the IRS Website. 1040 Central gives taxpayers a lot of resources, including information on tax law changes, tax tips, FAQ's, forms and publications in PDF format, where to file, and how to check on the status of a tax refund.
You can also print your state tax forms and publications in PDF format for your local tax return.
District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue
Comptroller of Maryland
Virginia Department of Taxation
Tax Preparation Services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
H&R Block: The tax preparation company with offices throughout the metro Washington, DC area, offers online tax preparation, software, tax tips, calculators, and other helpful resources.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service This national tax service has many locations throughout the metro Washington, DC area.
This is a directory of tax preparers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia including tax preparers, CPA's, and accounting firms.
Certified Public Accountants
Tax Software Programs
If you are the do-it-yourself type, here you will find the top tax software packages.
TaxCut The H & R Block Tax program has several versions to meet the needs of individuals and businesses.
TurboTax. This tax software from Intuit guides you through your tax returns step-by-step with extra help for mortgages, charitable contributions and other deductions.
IRS Tax Help The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers answer questions on a walk-in basis.
Nationwide Tax Relief This organization offers a staff of attorneys and tax professionals who specialize in resolving tax issues.
See also, DC Tax Guide - What You Need to Know About Taxes for the District of Columbia