Taxation

Due Date for Tax Year 2021 Annual Returns

Individual Taxpayers

Monday, April 18, 2022 is the due date for the 2021 Dublin individual tax return filing, payment, and the first quarter estimated payment for tax year 2022.

Municipal Net Profit Taxpayers

Monday, April 18, 2022 is the due date for the 2021 Dublin municipal net profit return, payment, and first quarter estimated payment for tax year 2022.

IMPORTANT CHANGES for Tax Year 2021 Annual Returns

We now have resident and non-residents tax forms for individuals. Please make sure you are using the correct form based on your situation. Be sure that you are thoroughly reading all acknowledgements before signing and that each return is signed in all required locations. Failure to sign your return in all the required locations may cause a delay in the processing of your return. 

Per Ohio H.B.110: Beginning January 1, 2021, any non-resident individual working from home or any location other than their Dublin principal place of work may be eligible for a refund of 2021 Dublin tax withheld by their employer; this applies ONLY to tax year 2021.

Non-Residents Requesting a Refund: 

  • All Work-From Home (entire year) Refund Requests must use our new form 2021 Non-Resident Individual Work From Home (Entire year) Refund Request (Form WFH-1040)
  • An employer certification is no longer required for refund requests for non-residents
  • As previously stated above, all acknowledgements on your return MUST be signed in order for us to process any refund.
  • Please note, in accordance with ORC 718.13, any refund issued by the City of Dublin will be disclosed to your taxing jurisdiction of residency.
  • Please provide our office with a copy of your resident return (if applicable) showing tax due for monies requested to be refunded.

Hotel/Motel Tax

The City of Dublin Hotel/Motel Tax Fund was established to improve the quality of life for our residents, corporate citizens and visitors. Home to 15 hotels/motels, Dublin generates funds from a six-percent tax on overnight stays. These funds are invested back into the community through designated projects and events that enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays.

Visiting the Tax Office

Our office is now located inside the Dublin City Hall building at 5555 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Please check in with the receptionist at the Front Desk, who will direct you back to the Taxation office. We will then assist you at our Taxation front window or conference room.

For your convenience, you can now utilize our secure drive-up mailbox to drop off your tax returns, documents, and non-cash payments located at the front of Dublin City Hall (pictured above).

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 taxinfo@dublin.oh.us.

About Tax Filing in Dublin

All residents of Dublin (that are 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 2.0% and applies to gross wages, salaries, compensation, and net profits of businesses and rentals. The City of Dublin provides 100% credit up to 2.0% for taxes withheld or paid to the workplace municipality for individuals.

All businesses located in Dublin or those conducting business within the City are required to file an annual net profit return. All employers with employees working within the City of Dublin (including from their home) are required to withhold the tax of 2.0% and remit to the C

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.

Online Payment Option Available to Pay Your Dublin Taxes

Individuals and Businesses can now pay electronically using a Checking or Savings account (no fee) to pay tax due with your tax return filing, make estimated payments, or pay other balances due. Additionally, Individuals 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).

Click here to go directly to the Dublin Division of Taxation’s online bill payment system.

You will receive a confirmation number for each payment made, along with an email confirmation for your records. Payments may take 2 business days to post to your bank account, however, our office will be able to view the payment immediately and will post it to your tax account the next business day.

Financial Transparency

  • Resident Individuals
  • Nonresident Individuals (see below)
  • Associations (including Partnerships, Joint Ventures, etc.)
  • Corporations (including S-Corporations)
  • Fiduciaries – Estates and Trusts (including Grantor Trusts)

Individuals

The following persons must file an annual return and a Declaration of Estimated Tax for the current year.

A RESIDENT of Dublin having earned income and/or who engages in a business or profession in or outside his place of residence (even if all taxes have been properly withheld). Residents who are exempt from paying the tax (e.g. pension income only or under age 18) should complete a Form DX-1 (Declaration of Exemption) one time. A Declaration of Estimated Tax is required for all individuals whose tax is not fully withheld if the estimated tax due is more than $100.00.

Not sure if you are resident? Check your status here.

A NONRESIDENT of Dublin having earned income in Dublin from which Dublin city income tax has not been fully withheld, and/or who engages in a business or profession in Dublin. Any taxpayer engaged in business must file an annual return, even if a loss is claimed on the business. Individual taxpayers seeking a refund for taxes withheld should complete a Non-Resident Employee Refund Application form. A declaration of estimated city income tax is required for all individuals whose tax is not fully withheld if the estimated tax due is more than $100.00.

INDIVIDUALS – Ask yourself these questions:

1. Was I over 18 and a resident of the City of Dublin for any portion of the tax year?
Your mailing address (i.e. post office or school district) does not always reflect the taxing jurisdiction in which you live. When in doubt, find out by clicking here or call (614) 410-4460.

2. Did I have any other earnings in Dublin from which at least 2.0% was not withheld?

Self-employment income, net income from rentals, tips, commissions, etc. are taxable to the City as earned income. If you have rental property in Dublin or other business income earned within Dublin, you must file a return even if you show a loss.

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you are required to file a Dublin income tax return. Forms and instructions are available on our web site www.dublin.oh.us or you may call the Income Tax Division (614) 410-4434.

Businesses

The following business enterprises must file an annual return and a Declaration of Estimated Tax (if estimated tax due is greater than $100.00).

ASSOCIATIONS deriving income from work done or services performed or rendered and business conducted in Dublin. Taxable income for Associations with special allocations of ordinary income will be based on positive partner allocations before negative partner deductions.

CORPORATIONS and FIDUCIARIES (ESTATES and TRUSTS) deriving income (or losses) from work done or services performed or rendered and business conducted in Dublin.

All taxpayers engaged in business must file an annual return, even if a loss is claimed on the business. A declaration of estimated city income tax is required for all business entities with estimated tax due of $100.00 or more.

Did you Know That:

  • The City of Dublin Income Tax Division provides taxpayer assistance regarding income tax matters between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Your mailing address (i.e., area post office or school district) does not always reflect the taxing jurisdiction in which you live. Not sure if you actually live in the City of Dublin? Find out by clicking here or call (614) 410-4460.
  • As a Dublin resident, you are responsible for paying additional tax if the tax rate where you work is less than 2.0%.
  • Social Security benefits, pension income, welfare payments, state unemployment, workers’ compensation, interest and dividends are not subject to Dublin city tax.
  • The filing deadline for calendar year taxpayers is April 15th. All extension requests must be submitted on or before this date.
  • Extensions are an extension of time to file not an extension of time to pay any tax due. Payment of any estimated tax due should accompany the extension request
  • A copy of the Federal extension (Form 4768 – Individuals, Form 7004 – Corporations, and Form 8736 – Partnership, REMIC or for Certain Trusts) is acceptable but must be submitted to the City by the original due date of the return.

For most taxes, the interest rate that will apply to overdue taxes the next calendar year is calculated by adding five percentage points to the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest percentage point) that was in effect during the current year in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27.

For 2022 the interest rate is 5%

Past interest rates:

  • 2017 – 6%
  • 2018 – 6%
  • 2019 – 7%
  • 2020 – 7%
  • 2021 – 5%

Questions should be directed to the Division of Taxation at 614.410.4460.

Dublin Municipal Income Tax Ordinance

City

Use this link for the contact and basic tax information for all municipalities in Ohio.

School District

School District taxes in the state of Ohio are administered by the Ohio Department of Taxation.

County Auditor & Property Taxes

The Franklin, Union, and Delaware County Auditors’ offices administer and collect property taxes on behalf of the City and should be contacted with any questions regarding property valuations or property taxes.

State of Ohio

Federal

Kevin Robison, Director of Taxation

Office Phone Number:
614.410.4460

Toll Free Tax Number:
1.888.490.8154

Fax
614.410.4956

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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