105 West 3rd Street Beardstown, IL 62618

217-323-3110

City of Beardstown is an equal opportunity provider and employer city government

Finances

 

Responsibilities

Financial information, payroll services, and the administration of all other financial affairs of the City is available.

Mission
To provide accurate, meaningful, and timely financial data to the City departments, boards and commissions, City Council, and Mayor.

Financial Reports
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available at City Hall.

City Budget

 


Goal
The City budget is prepared and approved by the City Council. The goal of the City budget is to evaluate and direct City departments, helping them make successful decisions in resource allocation, program evaluations, financial management, and long-range planning.

City Budget
The City budget is available online after City Council approval.
Most Recent Budget 

 

Taxes

Tax InformationThe 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

2015  Beardstown Township   0.19195%   Data Source: Cass County Courthouse