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Colorado, Cigarettes and Special District Sales Taxes


 Colorado: Certain special district taxes apply.

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.

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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.