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.
What benefits does the Dublin community receive from Hotel Bed Tax dollars?
The Hotel/Motel Tax fund supports community events and activities that enhance the resident and visitor experience in Dublin. It also provides the funds and staffing to market the City of Dublin as a destination attracting local, regional, national and international events and conferences which result in more overnight hotel stays and a greater overall economic impact within our community.
Visit Dublin, Ohio an internationally accredited organization, is the sales and marketing organization charged with selling Dublin, Ohio as a travel destination.
The Bureau reinvests bed tax dollars for the community. Some recent highlights include securing the Top Gun Football Camp attracting 1,500+ athletes from 49 states with an economic impact of $3.9 million; hosting United States Australian Rules Football National Championship attracting 40 teams from across the U.S. and Canada; establishing a new advertising campaign reenergizing Dublin’s Irish Attitude; welcoming visitors to the Dublin Visitor Information Center from 46 states and 23 countries; and many more.
Hotel Bed Tax Funds also support City of Dublin sponsored events such as the Dublin Irish Festival, the Independence Day Parade and Concert as well as the Dublin Arts Council Art in Public Places program.
The Hotel/Motel Tax also funds grants each year for designated projects and events that enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays. More information on the Hotel/Motel Tax Grants is available here.
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 17 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.
The City welcomes grant requests from federally recognized, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations (i.e. 501(c) (3)). Grants are made in the areas of:
The City is interested in funding organizations that demonstrate they have planned their projects with respect to the community’s goals and values. Priority is given to projects that:
Because the City cannot fund every worthwhile endeavor, resources are directed to those areas where public support will have the greatest impact. The following are not eligible for funding:
2022 grant recipients
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.
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.
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%
Questions should be directed to the Division of Taxation at 614.410.4460.
Use this link for the contact and basic tax information for all municipalities in Ohio.
School District taxes in the state of Ohio are administered by the Ohio Department of Taxation.
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.
Kevin Robison, Director of Taxation
Office Phone Number:
Toll Free Tax Number:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5555 Perimeter Drive
Dublin, Ohio, 43017
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.