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Taxes

The City collects and administers a variety of locally imposed taxes to fund services provided. Below is a list of all taxes collected with the corresponding rate, due date, and tax return form. Some taxes require additional documents to be submitted with the form. Please review what is needed for each tax before submitting the form to ensure their are no delays in processing.

Cannabis Tax

A tax of 3% of the gross receipts from the sale of cannabis is imposed on each business selling cannabis.

Diesel Tax

A tax of $0.02 per gallon is imposed on each gallon of diesel purchased. This tax is due on or before the last day of the month. If filed late or the tax is not paid when due, a penalty is assessed at the rate of 2% per month, from the first day of delinquency, for as long as the delinquency continues. 

Submit your Diesel Tax form online  or download a from and submit it to: 

City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Finance Department
PO Box 1708
Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864

Home Rule Tax

A tax of 2.75% is imposed from the gross receipts of sales. This tax is not applied to the sale of food, medicine or medical supplies.

Hotel/Motel Tax

A tax of 5% is imposed from the gross rental receipts of each hotel and motel per day.  In addition, there is a tax rate of $2.00 per room. This tax is due on or before the 15th of the month. If filed late or the tax is not paid when due, a penalty will be assessed at the rate of 1% of the taxes due per for each month. A separate form needs to be filed for each place of business.

Submit your Hotel/Motel Tax form online or download a form and submit it to:

City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Finance Department
PO Box 1708
Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864

Food and Beverage Tax

A tax of 1% is imposed on the purchase of prepared foods and alcohol. This tax is due on or before the 20th of the month. If filed late or the tax is not paid when due, a penalty will be assessed at the rate of 2% per month. A copy of the ST-1 or ST-2 filed with the Illinois Department of Revenue must be submitted with this form.

Submit your Food and Beverage Tax form online or download a form and submit it to:

City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Finance Department
PO Box 1708
Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864

Property Tax

Sales Tax

A total tax rate of 9.5% is comprised of: 6.25% State Sales Tax, .50% Jefferson County Sales Tax and 2.75% Home Rule sales tax.

Telecommunications Tax

A tax of 2% of the gross receipts on telecommunications purchased at retail. This tax is due the last day of the month.

 

Contact Information

Finance Office
1100 Main Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 68264

Phone: (618) 242 - 5000 Ext. 6
Fax: (618) 242 - 6824

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stephanie Bailey
Finance Director
Email: stephanie.bailey@mtvernon.com

Andrea Lowery
Food & Beverage, Hotel & Motel Tax Accountant
Email: andrea.lowery@mtvernon.com 

Calissa Jackson
Accounts Receivable/Payroll Accountant
Email: calissa.jackson@mtvernon.com 

Lynn Bain
Accounts Payable Accountant
Email: lynn.bain@mtvernon.com 

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