Utility Taxes

The Village collects utility taxes on gas, electric, and telecommunications. Gas is 3.0 cents per therm, electric is charged per kilowatt on a sliding scale, and telecommunication is 6% of gross sales of utilities doing business in Niles. Utility taxes generate about 10% of General Fund revenues each year.

The five year history, by fiscal year, for utility tax collections is as follows:
Year Total
2019  $2,689,295
2018 $2,686,370
2017 $2,770,312
2016 $2,916,491
2015 $2,976,518