The city of Dublin is introducing new measures in an attempt to make income-tax filing easier and more accessible for residents.
For the first time, instructions for completing Form DIR-1040 are now available in Japanese and Chinese, the top languages spoken by Dublin residents with limited English language proficiency, according to Census data.
City officials said the 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.
The city's electronic-filing tool also is available again this year. It enables taxes to be filed online.
City officials said about two-thirds of residents still opt for traditional filing, amounting to an estimated 100,000 sheets of paper annually.
The translated instructions and access to the electronic filing tool is available at dublintax.com.
In the spring, the Dublin Division of Taxation will move into the new Dublin City Hall, 5555 Perimeter Drive.
All Dublin residents 18 years old and older are required to file an income-tax return with the city by April 15.
For more information and access to the city's "Resident's Guide to Understanding Local Taxes," go to dublintax.com.