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Colorado: File on Time and Get a Discount


 Colorado rewards timely filers.

The Colorado Department of Revenue will once again offer a discount for returns filed on time. Beginning July 1, 2014, the service fee (also known as the vendor’s fee or the discount fee) will be 3.33%. It is currently 2.22%.

The service fee rate of 3.33% applies to the following:

  • Colorado state sales tax;
  • Colorado state retailer’s use tax;
  • Aviation sales tax; and
  • RTD/CD (Denver metro area) special district taxes.

The service fee does not apply to state-collected local jurisdictions. However, taxpayers are advised to keep on top of those rates, which do change periodically.  Additional information is available on Colorado Sales/Use Tax Rates, DR 1002.

Learn more about Colorado’s service fee. Then learn how an automated sales tax solution allows you to file on time, every time.


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.