The City of Decatur passed a 2% tax on prepared food and beverages and alcoholic liquor effective November 1, 2002. The tax is locally administered and is in addition to the general sales tax rate.  The tax is due on the 20th of the following month for which it was collected.  For example, May’s tax payment would be due in June.  There is a ten percent late fee for all payments not received, or postmarked, by the 20th of the month.  If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, payments should be postmarked by the next business day to avoid the late fee.

*** Great News!! You may now pay Food and Beverage Tax online. ***

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Food and Beverage Tax Forms

Tax Return Form

Multiple Location Reporting Form

Registration Form


City Code Chapter 51-2