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Colorado Sales Tax Rate Changes, January 2014


 Colorado: local sales tax rate changes in January 2014.

The Department of Revenue has posted a number of sales tax rate changes on its website. The changes listed below will take effect on January 1, 2014.

City tax

  • Blue River is imposing a new sales tax of 2.5%. There are no exemptions.
  • Firestone is increasing its sales tax to 3%. Food for home consumption, certain machinery and machine tools, and certain renewable energy components are exempt.
  • Rocky Ford is increasing its sales tax to 4% for a period of three years. Farm equipment is exempt.

County tax

  • Fremont County is increasing its sales and use tax to 2.5%. Numerous exemptions are allowed: food for home consumption and food sold through vending machines; machinery and machine tools, gas, electricity, etc (for residential use); occasional sales by charitable organizations; farm equipment, renewable energy components, and school related sales.

Special district tax

  • Aspen Park Metropolitan District is increasing its sales tax to 0.5%. Numerous exemptions are allowed: food for home consumption and food sold through vending machines; machinery and machine tools, gas, electricity, etc (for residential use); occasional sales by charitable organizations; farm equipment, renewable energy components, beetle wood products, and school related sales.
  • Jackson County is imposing a new county lodging tax of 2%. No exemptions.
  • Regional Transportation District is adding exemptions to its 1% sales tax. Numerous exemptions are allowed: food for home consumption and food sold through vending machines; machinery and machine tools, gas, electricity, etc (for residential use); occasional sales by charitable organizations; farm equipment, renewable energy components, beetle wood products, low emitting vehicles and school related sales.
  • Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is adding exemptions to its 0.1% tax. Numerous exemptions are allowed: food for home consumption and food sold through vending machines; machinery and machine tools, gas, electricity, etc (for residential use); occasional sales by charitable organizations; farm equipment, renewable energy components, beetle wood products, and school related sales.

Other tax

  • There will be a new state retail marijuana tax of 10%. No exemptions.

Other Fee Changes

  • Superior is increasing the service fee to 3.33% (with a cap at $1250.00). No exemptions.

The above taxes are all collected by the state. The taxes listed below are self-collected by the cities:

  • Boulder is increasing its sales tax to 3.56%;
  • Lamar is decreasing the rate of sales tax to 3%; and
  • Commerce City is increasing the sales tax rate to 4.5%.

These three cities all allow some exemptions, and taxpayers are advised to contact each city for additional information.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.