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Interactive Forms

The City of Lakewood Tax Division’s Interactive Forms are a dynamic electronic tool by which taxpayers can prepare their individual City of Lakewood tax returns for any year in question. Individuals may also prepare their individual Declarations of Exemption for any year in question, and businesses may prepare their reconciliations and monthly/quarterly withholding statements for any period.

PLEASE NOTE: Some web browsers attempt to open PDFs using their own reader plug-ins, which may impair functionality within PDF fill-in forms.  So that the form will function properly, we recommend that you first download the interactive form (by right-clicking on its link and choosing “Save As…”), and then open the downloaded form in the newest version of Adobe Reader.

Interactive Individual L-1 Income Tax Form

Please first complete the personal information section of the form, including the Social Security Number field(s). Please also be sure to indicate which tax year is being referenced by the return in the appropriate field.

Enter your W-2, 1099-Misc, or applicable Federal Schedule information (C, E, K-1, or A with Form 2106) and the return will calculate your balance due for you.  Then, just print a copy of the return, attach the appropriate supporting documentation, and send in along with a payment on any balance due.

NOTE: This tool is provided to assist taxpayers with calculating their final return.  There may be occasions, depending on how information is entered, when this tool cannot accurately calculate the final return.  Your return is not finalized until it is received and audited by our tax department.

This tax form is not being submitted electronically.  If you choose to fill-out the form online, you must PRINT the form; SIGN the printed form; ATTACH all appropriate W-2s, 1099s, and other Schedules; and MAIL the return to City of Lakewood – Division of Tax.

Please first complete the personal information section of the form, including the Social Security Number field(s). Please also be sure to indicate which tax year is being referenced by the form in the appropriate field.

In the middle section of the form, please check the box indicating the situation that best fits your exemption status. If you are unsure of which option best fits your exemption status, or if none of the options present fit your exemption status, please check option 2 and write a short explanation on the line provided.

NOTE: This tool is provided to assist exempt resident taxpayers with fulfilling their City of Lakewood filing obligations. The City of Lakewood is a mandatory filing city requiring all residents 18 years of age and over to file a tax return or an appropriate exemption form for each year or partial year lived in Lakewood.   If you were a wage earner; were self-employed; owned property for which you declared income or a loss on your Federal return; had lottery or gambling winnings; or received a taxable distribution from a partnership, S-corporation, or trust, you cannot use this exemption form and must file a tax return.

This exemption form is not being submitted electronically.  If you choose to fill-out the form online, you must PRINT the form; SIGN the printed form; ATTACH all appropriate documentation, per the instructions; and MAIL the form to City of Lakewood – Division of Tax.

Download the City of Lakewood Interactive Declaration of Exemption Form 

Interactive W-1 Withholding and W-3 Reconciliation Forms

Please first complete the business information sections of each form, including the Federal ID Number fields. Please also be sure to indicate which tax year is being referenced by the reconciliation, and which tax period (monthly or quarterly) is being referenced by the withholding form in the appropriate fields.

  • For W-1 Withholding Form: Enter appropriate information on Lines 1, 2, and 5. The form will calculate your balance for you. Then, just print a copy of the form and send in along with a payment on any balance due.
  • For W-3 Reconciliation Form: Enter appropriate information in the grid as well as on Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5. The form will calculate your balance for you. Then, just print a copy of the form and send in along with a payment on any balance due.

NOTE: These tools are provided to assist businesses with calculating their monthly/quarterly withholding and reconciliations. There may be occasions, depending on how information is entered, when these tools cannot accurately calculate these numbers.

These forms are not being submitted electronically.  If you choose to fill-out the forms online, you must PRINT the forms; SIGN the printed forms; ATTACH all appropriate documentation, per the instructions; and MAIL the forms to City of Lakewood – Division of Tax.