Restaurant / Eating Tax

Effective October 1, 2005, by the passage of Ordinance 3998, there is a 1% tax levied on gross receipts received for the sale of prepared food and beverages sold at retail at "Restaurants and Other Places for Eating."

Definition


"Places for Eating" is defined as a place where prepared food is sold at retail for immediate consumption with seating provided on the premises (including any outdoor seating on the premises), whether the food is consumed on the premises or not.

Summary of Tax Ordinance


Effective Date


This ordinance went into effect on October 1, 2005.

Items Included


"Prepared food" is defined as food or liquid, including alcoholic beverages, that are prepared for immediate consumption at "Restaurants and Other Places for Eating."

Exempt Entities


Entities that are exempt from the sales tax provisions of state statute are exempt from the Restaurant and Other Places for Eating Tax.

Tax


The tax is levied on the gross receipts received for prepared food and beverages sold at retail. The amount of the tax is 1% and is placed on the owners of Restaurant and Other Places for Eating, who can pass the tax along to consumers.

Commission


The entity may keep a commission of 1% of the amount of the tax, to reimburse for expenses incurred in the administration of the tax.

Payments Due


Payments are due on or before the 1st day of the 2nd month after the taxes have been collected. For example, taxes collected in October are due by December 1st; taxes collected in November are due by January 1st. Send payments to:

Village of Wheeling
Restaurant and Other Places for Eating Tax
2 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL 60090

More Information


Please submit your questions in writing to the address above or by fax to 847-459-9692. Be sure to include a phone number and address where we can respond to your question.