Liquor Sales Tax
The City of Batavia enacted a 2% liquor Sales tax on the sale of all alcohol within the municipal borders. The City of Batavia collects this tax directly. The tax became effective February 1, 2016. Please email Peggy Colby, Finance Director or call her at 630-454-2030 with any questions.
Xpress Bill Pay has been having issues due to the influx of new accounts paying online due to COVID-19. If you are unable to pay online and have been using this form of payment, we will allow the additional online discounts be taken for paying with a paper return, until the issue is resolved. Only those who have been paying online will be extended this option.
We will also not charge any late fees for the remainder of the year for all of our liquor tax vendors due to the impact of COVID-19.
Please use our Online Filing and Payment System to keep some of this tax for your business. The City allows the taxpayer to take an additional 1/2% discount for filing your tax return online. The City also offers an additional 1/2% discount for paying the tax online. These discounts are offered to save City staff time processing your return. The discounts are only offered for using the online system below. This is the preferred method of filing and payment - please file and pay online and save money for doing so. Thank you
The online Filing and Payment Service is through our partner, Xpress Bill Pay. The site is secure and will protect your information with the latest technology. Use the instructions for first-time users (PDF) to set up an account and then you can log into Xpress Bill Pay each month to file your return and if you choose, you may also make your payment online. You may choose to only file online and receive the 1/2% discount if you still wish to write a check for your payment. If you file and pay online, you will not need to mail anything to the City. For further information, please call the Finance Department at 630-454-2032.