Visiting the Tax Office
When the Franklin County Coronavirus (COVID-19) level is at a level 3 or 4 you will not be able to visit the Dublin’s Tax Office in person. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 614.410.4460 and we will assist you with your tax questions or help you completing your tax return.
If Franklin County Coronavirus (COVID-19) level is at a level 1 or 2 you will need make an appointment before you come to the New City Hall located at 5555 Perimeter Dr. To set up an appointment please call 614.410.4460. Before you enter the building for your appointment, you will need to have your own mask and have your temperature checked at the door. We will then assist you at our Taxation front window or conference room.
For your convenience, you can now utilize our drive up secure mailbox to drop off your tax payments or returns located at the front of City Hall. Additionally, the City of Dublin’s online bill payment system has added a NEW payment option. Checking/Savings electronic payment (no fee) is available to pay your tax due with your return filing, make estimated payments, or other forms of tax due more easily.
Working Remotely from Home During the COVID-19 Emergency
On March 9, 2020, Governor DeWine signed Executive Order 2020-01D declaring a state of emergency in the state of Ohio in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In response, the Ohio Legislature passed, and Governor DeWine signed, House Bill 197 on March 27, 2020. Section 29 of HB 197 provides that:
Notwithstanding section 718.011 of the Revised Code, and for the purposes of Chapter 718. of the Revised Code, during the period of the emergency declared by Executive Order 2020-01D, issued on March 9, 2020, and for thirty days after the conclusion of that period, any day on which an employee performs personal services at a location, including the employee’s home, to which the employee is required to report for employment duties because of the declaration shall be deemed to be a day performing personal services at the employee’s principal place of work.
This lawful tax policy determination by the General Assembly provides continuity to employees, employers, and municipalities during the chaos of COVID-19 and the subsequent stay at home and social distancing orders. HB 197 authorizes an employee’s regular and ordinary principal place of work municipality to impose municipal income taxes even though the employee does not physically work in the municipality on certain days during the established emergency. Your work, while done remotely, is still the result of your employment at a company within the City of Dublin and therefore you are subject to municipal taxation. If you have any questions please call Taxation at 614.410.4460.
New Payment Option Available to Pay Your Dublin Taxes
The City of Dublin’s online bill payment system has added a NEW payment option. Checking/Savings electronic payment (no fee) is available to pay your tax due with your return filing, make estimated payments, or other forms of tax due more easily. Additionally, you can still make tax payments using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, VISA and MasterCard Debit Card (Please note the credit card company charges a convenience fee, currently 2.65% of the total amount remitted).
We will receive an instant notification of your payment and we will post your payment to your account the next business day; however, it may take 2 business days for your payment to post to your bank account. For each payment, you will receive a confirmation number. We will also send you an email confirmation for your records. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 614-410-4460 (Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Taxes Made Easy
The City of Dublin has introduced new measures in 2020 to make income tax filing easier and more accessible to all residents.
For the first time, instructions for completing Form DIR-1040 are now available in Japanese and Chinese, the top languages spoken by residents with limited English language proficiency, according to Census data. The professionally translated versions provide better transparency for those who wish to learn about the process in their native language. Residents are still required to file their taxes in English.
Returning this year is the City’s E-File tool, a convenient and secure way to file taxes online. Around two thirds of residents still opt for traditional filing, amounting to an estimated 100,000 sheets of paper annually. This year, the City of Dublin is encouraging residents to save paper and skip the printing, writing, envelopes, stamps and checks. Instead, file and pay your taxes online using E-File.
This spring, the Division of Taxation will move to the new City Hall located at 5555 Perimeter Drive. Taxpayers can expect the same high quality service with the addition of new features like a drive-up drop-off secure mailbox. An exact move-in date has not been announced. To follow the process, visit dublinohiousa.gov/future-city-hall.
About Tax Filing in Dublin
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.