Taxes and Fees

Taxes

The village collects and administers a variety of locally imposed taxes to fund services provided. The village collects a tax on amusements, automobile leasing, prepared food and beverages, real estate transfers and telecommunications. The village also collects a 1 percent home rule sales tax on the purchase of general merchandise, excluding groceries and licensed vehicles. The home rule sales tax is collected by the Illinois Department of Revenue and remitted to the village.

Rates for taxes paid to the Village are as follows:


Fees

The village also requires the payment of fees associated with certain services provided by the village or licenses and permits. These fees can be found in the village fee schedule. It is also part of the Village Code which is available online as well.


Amusement Tax - 5 percent of amount collected

Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code imposes a 5% amusement surcharge on any fee or charge made for admission to any amusement event. An amusement event is defined as any event, activity, exhibition, performance, presentation, or show for entertainment purposes which is staged in the village. The amusement surcharge is not assessed against any show or event not open to the general public, or amusements sponsored by religious, educational, charitable or governmental entities. Admissions charges paid by religious, educational, charitable, or governmental groups at other amusements is subject to the surcharge. The amusement surcharge is imposed on the amusement patron and collected by the amusement owner. The amusement owner remits all surcharges collected on a monthly basis, along with the appropriate  amusement tax form. For further information on the amusement tax, please refer to Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code or contact the Finance Department at 847.923.4532. Amusement Tax Packet


Automobile Lease Tax

Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code imposes a tax on the privilege of leasing a motor vehicle from a business located in the Village, whether on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. The tax is $1.00 per vehicle per leasing period. The lessee is responsible for paying the tax, and the lessor is responsible for collecting the tax and remitting it to the Village on a monthly basis and by submitting the automobile lease tax form . For further information on the automobile lease tax, please refer to Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code, or contact the Finance Department at 847-923-4537.


Food and Beverage Tax

Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code imposes a 2% tax on the retail purchase of alcoholic liquor, food or beverages at any retail food facility or retail liquor facility. The food and beverage tax is in addition to the applicable sale tax. The tax is imposed on the purchase of the prepared food or liquor, and collected and remitted monthly by the retail facility along with the food and beverage tax form . The tax is to be remitted by the last day of the calendar month following the month of sales. For further information on the food and beverage tax please refer to Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code or contact the Finance Department at 847-923-4532.    Food and Beverage Tax Packet


Hotel and Motel Tax

Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code imposes an 8% tax on the use and privilege of renting, leasing or letting rooms in a motel or hotel in the Village. The owner of the hotel, motel, bed and breakfasts, or short term rentals are responsible for collecting and remitting the tax to the Village. Accommodations that are leased to an occupant for more than 30 consecutive days are exempt from the tax. Owners of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, or short term rentals are required to submit the hotel and motel tax collected on a monthly basis along with a  hotel and motel tax form  . The form and payment are due no later than the last day of the calendar month following the reporting month. For further information on the Hotel and Motel Tax please refer to Title 3, Chapter 36 of the Village Code, or contact the Finance Department at 847.923.4532


Home Rule Sales Tax

The Village of Schaumburg does impose a 1% home-rule sales tax that is administered and collected by the State of Illinois. The home-rule sales tax does not apply to the purchase of groceries, drugs, or licensed vehicles.


Telecommunications Tax

The Village of Schaumburg imposes a 6% simplified telecommunications tax. The tax is administered and collected by the State of Illinois.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Tax Forms

Call 1.800.906.9887 to locate the nearest VITA site.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

For more information, visit the IRS website.