Food and Beverage Collections

Finance staff identified approximately 30 food and beverage retailers who were behind in their monthly food and beverage tax payments. Finance and Legal department staff, in cooperation with the Champaign Urbana Public Health District worked together to pursue payment. These efforts reduced the list to approximately six retailers with unpaid taxes. The retailers were informed that if they did not pay their outstanding taxes, their food service license would be suspended pending a hearing. This prompted the majority of retailers to pay in full by the deadline.