Collection of City Sales Tax

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Office of the City Clerk - Business Services
150 West Jefferson Street, First Floor
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Phone: 815.724.3905
Fax: 815.724.3904
Email: businessservices@jolietcity.org
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Certain businesses are required to file and pay tax returns to the City of Joliet.  It is the responsibility of the business owner to file all necessary returns and pay applicable taxes in accordance with City ordinances.  All taxes payable to the City of Joliet must be received on or before the last day of the following month (example: taxes collected in May are due no later than June 30th). 

Effective for the first filing of 2018 incurred taxes, taxpayers will be required to file and pay local administered taxes online through the City's Tax Portal.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX RETURN INFORMATION
In accordance with Chapter 28, Article VIII of the Joliet Code of Ordinances, the City of Joliet has imposed upon the purchase of prepared food for immediate consumption or alcoholic liquor in the City of Joliet, and upon the privilege of purchasing alcoholic liquor at retail at any liquor establishment in the city, a tax of one (1%) percent of the purchase price, exclusive of any other tax charged for such food items and/or alcoholic liquor.

This tax is to be paid by the business on a monthly basis.

HOTEL AND MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX INFORMATION
In accordance with Chapter 28, Article VII of the Joliet Code of Ordinances, the City of Joliet has imposed and collects a tax upon the rental or leasing of any hotel or motel accommodation within the City of Joliet at the rate of seven (7%) percent of the gross rental or leasing charge.

This tax is to be paid by the business on a quarterly basis (November – January, February – April, May – July and August – October).

RETAIL PURCHASE OF MOTOR FUEL TAX INFORMATION
In accordance with Chapter 28, Article IX of the Joliet Code of Ordinances, the City of Joliet has imposed and collects a tax upon the privilege of purchasing motor fuel at retail in the City of Joliet at the rate of one cent ($0.01) per gallon to a maximum of fifty cents ($0.50) per purchase.

This tax is to be paid by the business on a monthly basis.

TITLED OR REGISTERED TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION
In accordance with Chapter 28, Article III of the Joliet Code of Ordinances, the City of Joliet has imposed a tax in the amount of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) upon every purchaser of an item of tangible personal property titled or registered with the State of Illinois, or agency thereof, where said item is purchased at retail within the City of Joliet.

This tax is to be paid by the business on a monthly basis. 

 

 

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