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File #: 18-102B    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled
File created: 2/9/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/20/2018 Final action:
Title: Pass the Ordinance amending the Home Rule Sales Tax and Downtown Food and Beverage Tax by amending Section 11 of Chapter 1, Title 3 and Section 9 of Chapter 1, Title 3 of the Naperville Municipal Code. (Item 2 of 2)
Attachments: 1. HRST Ordinance - 0.pdf, 2. Attachment - Local Sales Tax Comparisons
Related files: 18-102, 18-102C
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Pass the Ordinance amending the Home Rule Sales Tax and Downtown Food and Beverage Tax by amending Section 11 of Chapter 1, Title 3 and Section 9 of Chapter 1, Title 3 of the Naperville Municipal Code. (Item 2 of 2)
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DEPARTMENT: Finance Department

SUBMITTED BY: Rachel Mayer, Finance Director

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
At their August 28, 2017 board meeting, The Financial Advisory Board recommended a 1.00% Home Rule Sales Tax and the elimination of the current property tax abatement.

BACKGROUND:
Home Rule Sales Tax
The City of Naperville is a home rule unit of local government. The 1970 Illinois Constitution granted home rule authority to qualifying municipalities providing those municipalities with the ability to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare which includes the broad general power to tax.

Illinois law authorizes the imposition of Home Rule Sales Taxes (HRST) by a home rule municipality upon all persons engaged in the business of selling certain tangible personal property at retail in the municipality of the gross receipts from such sales; and upon all persons engaged in the municipality of certain tangible personal property transferred by said servicemen either in the form of tangible personal property or in the form of real estate as an incident to a sale of service. The sale of certain items such as vehicles registered or titled with the State of Illinois, groceries other than alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food prepared for immediate consumption and prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs and certain medical appliances are statutorily exempt from the Home Rule Sales Tax.

Home Rule Sales Taxes are administered, collected and enforced by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR). Two annual deadlines are imposed for...

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