LOCALLY IMPOSED TAXES
Local taxes are a crucial source of revenue for Quincy. Every dollar we collect supports local programs and services, and keeps our City moving forward.
The City of Quincy is partnering with Localgov.org to collect and remit local Business and Occupation taxes. Beginning February 1, 2020, Quincy businesses will no longer pay local taxes by mail or by dropping off a paper check. Our new Localgov system brings tax collection into the 21st century by allowing businesses to create a taxpayer profile, pay taxes quickly and securely online, and track payments once they are made. Tax information is shared securely in the cloud with our payment processor.
The streamlined process saves time and energy for both the City and local businesses. This is valuable time that business owners can now spend supporting their own business.
Go to the online business tax portal today to create your profile and pay your taxes more quickly and more safely. Local businesses can register for an account at https://lata.localgov.org. Customer Service Support is available at: 877-654-0021 or email@example.com.
All hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, online travel companies, and short-term occupancy rentals pay City of Quincy Hotel/Motel Tax. The tax rate is 8% of gross receipts. The tax was initiated to assist the Oakley-Lindsey Civic Center pay off their bond issue.
In February 2020, an online platform was developed for these companies to remit this tax through Localgov.org.
FOOD/BEVERAGE & ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE TAX
In November 2019, the City Council passed a resolution authorizing a tax on prepared food and drinks for immediate consumption and alcoholic beverages sold at retail. The current tax rate is 1%. The tax funds economic development initiatives of the Quincy NEXT Strategic Plan.
The tax was originally scheduled for implementation on May 1, 2020. However, due to COVID19, the implementation has been delayed until 60 days AFTER the “stay-at-home” order is lifted. The new implementation date will be announced once the order has been lifted.