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Taxes
Tax Information
The City of Beardstown does not bill or collect taxes. Property taxes are assessed and collected by Cass County Government. Sales & Telecommunication taxes are collected and remitted by the State of Illinois. Hotel/Motel, Utility and franchise taxes are collected and remitted by local businesses.

If you have any questions about these or other taxes, contact the City Hall at (217) 323-3110.

Current Tax Rates
  • Sales Tax Rate - 8.25%
  • Hotel / Motel Tax - 3%
  • Simplified Telecommunications Tax - 5%
  • Franchise Tax - 3% Cable

Taxation Climate

Year

Type

Description

2015

County Tax

1.17039%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

School: Unit School 15

5.06856%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Park District



047110%



Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Beardstown Regional Flood Prevention

.68368


Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

City Tax: Beardstown Corp.

1.83040%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Mental Health Department

.07138%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Beardstown Sanitary District

0.47004%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Township Assessor

0.02033%

Data Source: Cass Couty Courthouse

2015

Lincoln Land JC526

0.50109%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Beardstown Library District

0.15000%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse










2010

Total Utility Rates on Electricity: Ordinance 2004-20 Sec. 20-101 A, C & D

A. Persons engaged in the business of transmitting messages by means of electricity. at the rate of 5% of the gross receipts from such business originating within the corporate limits of the City of Beardstown.

C. Persons engaged in the business of distributing, supplying, furnishing, or selling electricity for use or consumption within the corporate limits of the City of Beardstown and not for resale, at the rate of 5% of the gross receipts therefrom.

D. The privilege of using or consuming electricity acquired in a purchase at retail and used or consumed within the corporate limits of the municipality at the following rates, calculated on a monthly basis for each purchaser.

1. For the fist 2,00 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.50 cents per kilowatt-hour.
2. For the next 48,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.328 cents per kilowatt-hour.
3. For the next 50,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.295 cents per kilowatt-hour.
4. For the next 400,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.287 cents per kilowatt-hour.
5. For the next 500,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.279 cents per kilowatt-hour.
6. For the next 2,000,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.262 cents per kilowatt-hour.
7. For the next 2,000,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.258 cents per kilowatt-hour.
8. For the next 5,000,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.254 cents per kilowatt-hour.
9. For the next 10,000,000 kilowatt-hours used or consumed in a month; 0.250 cents per kilowatt-hour; and
10. For the all electricity used or consumed in excess of 20,000,000 kilowatt-hours in a month; 0.246 cents per kilowatt-hour.


Data Source: Beardstown City Clerk

2010

Total Utility Rate on Natural Gas:

5%

Data Source: Beardstown City Clerk

     

2015

Ambulance Service

0.17800%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

County Highway

0.20770%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Extension Service

0.03399%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

2015

Public Health Dept

0.08701%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse

 

     

20145

Beardstown Township

0.19195%

Data Source: Cass County Courthouse