The Finance Department, per Council’s request, recently sent letters to all Food and Beverage retailers and Hotel-Motel retailers, requiring them to submit to the City copies of the Illinois Department of Revenue forms that they file with the State, along with their monthly tax remittance. Food and Beverage retailers are required to submit an ST-1 “Sales and Use Tax and E911 Surcharge Return” form. Hotel-Motel retailers are required to submit the “RHM-1 Hotel Operators’ Occupation Tax” form. These forms are required to be submitted beginning with the September 2012 remittance.
The letters also included a summary of the Finance Department’s collection policy which outlines the consequences of late payment and failure to file. Finance will track the incoming tax remittances and follow-up with any establishments who do not comply with this request.