Taxes & Fees

Sales Tax Rate Table

*The State of Illinois shares 1% of the 6.25% State sales tax with the City.
Sales Tax Rates
General Merchandise Food Prepared for Immediate Consumption Food Consumed off Premises and Medicines Vehicles
State of Illinois* 6.25% 6.25% 1.00% 6.25%
City of Wheaton 1.00% 1.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Regional Transportation Authority 0.75% 0.75% 0.75% 0.75%
Total
8.00%
8.00%
1.75%
7.00%

Property Tax Rate Table

Property tax rate per $100 of Equalized Assessed Value
Category
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Corporate $0.5021 $0.5022 $0.4944 $0.4481 $0.4307
Library $0.1929 $0.2004 $0.1938 $0.1881 $0.1801
Debt Service $0.1757 $0.1661 $0.1611 $0.1506 $0.1425
Police Pension $0.1066 $0.1099 $0.1263 $0.1368 $0.1391
Fire Pension $0.0574 $0.0555 $0.0586 $0.0724 $0.0707
Total
$1.0347
$1.0341
$1.0342
$0.9960
$0.9631

Electricity Utility Tax

Monthly Usage Rate
First 2,000 kilowatt-hours $0.610 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 48,000 kilowatt-hours $0.400 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 50,000 kilowatt-hours $0.360 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 400,000 kilowatt-hours $0.350 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 500,000 kilowatt-hours $0.340 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 2,000,000 kilowatt-hours $0.320 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 2,000,000 kilowatt-hours $0.315 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 5,000,000 kilowatt-hours $0.310 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 10,000,000 kilowatt-hours $0.305 cents per kilowatt-hour
Next 20,000,000 kilowatt-hours $0.300 cents per kilowatt-hour

Other Taxes

Tax Type
Rate
Real Estate Transfer Tax $2.50 per $1,000 of value
Telecommunications Utility tax 6%
Natural Gas Utility Tax $0.03 per therm