Hotel/Motel Tax Grant

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.

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.

Hotel/Motel Operators Monthly Return | Monthly Report AC Marriott

Certificate of Exemption Hotel/Motel Excise Tax

Hotel Motel Tax Ordinance

Tax Grant Application

Background

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.

Criteria

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:

  • Beautification of public property
  • Improvement of Dublin’s historic district
  • Projects/events that appeal to Dublin visitors/tourists
  • Special events
  • Other projects that will enhance Dublin
  • Cultural arts

Priority

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:

  • Generate overnight stays in Dublin hotels
  • Encourage support of Dublin businesses, restaurants and attractions
  • Attract positive coverage in local, regional and national media
  • Reach a broad segment of the community
  • Request seed money for inventive programs related to the aforementioned criteria
  • Seek multiple sources of support rather than rely on the City as a single funding source
  • Yield benefits to the community for the resources invested
  • Promote cooperation among event organizers to reduce costs
  • Enhance or improve the community

Limitations

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:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations that support political candidates or political philosophies
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence, promote or attempt to initiate legislation
  • Organizations in need of funding for travel outside of Dublin
  • For-profit ventures
  • Budget deficits incurred prior to application
  • Endowments
  • Race events that require public road closures

2022 grant recipients

  • Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In – $ 15,000
  • Club Ohio Soccer Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup – $ 8,000
  • Crawford Hoying Foundation Dublin Market – $ 25,000
  • Crawford Hoying Foundation ForeFest – $ 25,000
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk – $ 1,500
  • Dublin AM Rotary and HDBA Classic Car Show – $ 3,000
  • Dublin Arts Council Art & Wellness: ARTifacts Created at Home – $ 20,000
  • Dublin Jerome High School Senior Class DJHS Homecoming Parade – $ 1,000
  • Dublin Music Boosters Dublin Band Showcase – $ 1,300
  • Dublin Scioto Lacrosse Boosters Ohio Middle School Lacrosse Tournament – $ 5,000
  • Dublin Soccer League Dublin Charity Cup – $ 11,500
  • Dublin Special Olympics Shamrock Games – $ 2,000
  • Dublin United Soccer Cup Dublin United Champions Cup – $ 7,000
  • Dublin Youth Athletics Wayne Williams Memorial Tournament – $ 20,000
  • HDBA Historic Dublin Business Assoc. Events – $ 45,000
  • JASCO JASCO Summer Festival – $ 3,500
  • Ohio Premier Soccer Club Ohio Premier Invitational – $ 5,000
  • Ohio Bulldawgs Elite – $ 4,000
  • World Archery of Ohio Buckeye Classic – $ 22,200
  • 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

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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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