With the online holiday shopping season in full swing, the IRS recommends following these steps to protect your identity and personal information:
- Shop at familiar online retailers.
- Avoid unprotected Wi-Fi.
- Learn to recognize and avoid phishing emails that pose as a trusted source.
- Keep a secure machine.
- Use passwords that are strong, long and unique.
- Use multi-factor authentication when available.
- Sign up for account alerts.
- Encrypt sensitive data and protect it with a password.
IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation
The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported. However, following hurricanes and other disasters, the IRS urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for schemes stemming from these recent events. Read More
All residents of Dublin 18 and older are required to file an income tax return with the City, regardless of where, or if, they work. The local income tax rate is 2 percent and applies to gross wages, salaries and other personal service compensation, and net profits of Dublin businesses.
The City provides 100 percent credit up to 2 percent for taxes paid to the workplace municipality. The revenue generated from income tax funds the majority of City-provided services and capital improvement projects.
Income tax revenue is allocated 75 percent to the General Fund and 25 percent to the Capital Improvements Tax Fund. The income tax revenue allocated to the Capital Improvements Fund may only be used for capital improvements.