The original food tax was approved by the Grand Island City Council on September 9, 2008 with ordinance No. 9189. The ordinance was to impose an occupation tax on prepared food and beverages. The ordinance imposes a 1.5% occupation on all prepared food and beverages effective December 1, 2008.
A revision of the tax was approved by voters on May 10, 2016. Grand Island City Council approved ordinance No. 9588 on May 24, 2016 with the new updates to the occupation tax. Effective July 1, 2016 the revised tax will now include alcohol sales and have a new due date to the finance department. For a complete list of changes refer to the ordinance link above.
Food & Beverage Occupation Tax Forms
For additional questions regarding the Food & Beverage Occupation Tax please contact Brian Schultz or call (308) 385-5444 ext. 161.