Colorado, Cigarettes and Special District Sales Taxes
- Aug 1, 2014 | Gail Cole
Colorado has subjected sales of cigarettes to tax and Colorado has exempted cigarettes. Currently, the state imposes an excise tax of 4.2 cents per cigarette. The state sales tax of 2.9% also applies.
Beginning January 1, 2014, retailers in the regional transportation district (RTD) are required to charge an additional 1% RTD special district tax on all retail sales of cigarettes. Retailers in the scientific and cultural facilities district (SCFD) must charge the 0.1% SCFD special district sales tax on retail sales of cigarettes. These taxes should be reported on the Colorado Retail Sales Tax Return (DR 0100).
No other city, county or special district sales taxes apply to retail sales of cigarettes in Colorado. Additional information.
Sales tax got you stressed? Learn how sales tax automation software can help.