Food and Beverage Tax

***COVID-19 UPDATE*** 

The Village will delay Food and Beverage filing and payments by two months. The March 2020 return and payment will be due June 20, 2020. This extension is valid through the return of the filing for June 2020, which would be due September 20, 2020.

Food and Beverage returns may be submitted by email, submitted through mail, or placed in the drop box located in the parking lot behind the Civic Center. Payments can be submitted by mail or placed in the drop box located in the parking lot behind the Civic Center.



On September 24, 2018, the Glen Ellyn Village Board adopted an ordinance that establishes a one and one-half percent (1.5%) tax on food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for immediate consumption and on packaged liquor at retail.

The purpose of this tax is to help fund several capital projects including a parking garage, downtown street and streetscape, train station improvements, Roosevelt Road access improvements, and Civic Center improvements.  The tax sunsets after bonds related to the projects are paid off. 

Important Dates

March 1, 2019 - Businesses must begin collecting tax

March 1, 2019 - Deadline for businesses who sell items subject to the tax to file a registration with the Village

April 22, 2019 - Deadline for submission of the first return and payment of tax (Returns are due on the 20th of each month. As April 20 is a Saturday, the return is due on April 22, the next business day) 


Food and Beverage Registration Form

Food and Beverage Return Form

FAQ and Other Documents