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Colorado Sales Tax Rate Changes, July 2014


 Celtic Festival Parade in Estes Park, Colorado.

Several upcoming Colorado Department of Revenue.

State collected city taxes

The following changes take effect July 1, 2014:

  • The sales tax rate for Estes Park will increase from 4% to 5%; and a 2% use tax applies to motor vehicles. No exemptions apply.
  • The sales tax rate for Keenseburg will increase from 2% to 3%; and a 3% use tax applies to construction materials. Food for home consumption is exempt.
  • The sales tax rate in Castle Pines will drop “if purchases are made from certain area subject to a Public Improvement Fee (PIR) and/or Retail Sales Fee. An exemption applies to the following: food for home consumption; gas, electricity, etc, for residential use; and occasional sales by charitable organizations.

Other fee changes

The service fee will increase to 3 1/3% for the following:

  • The Colorado state sales tax rate of 2.9%;
  • The Regional Transportation District tax rate of 1%; and
  • The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District tax rate of 0.1%.

New exemptions will apply to each of the above taxes. Additional information, including a list of all applicable exemptions, is available on the department of revenue web page, July 1, 2014 Sales Tax Rate Changes.

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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.