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Denver Sales Tax Rate Change, January 2015


Denver voters approved a sales and use tax rate increase on November 4, 2014, to fund Denver preschool programs. The local increase will take effect on January 1, 2015.

As a result, the standard sales and use tax rate for Denver will increase from 3.62% to 3.65%. This also impacts the Denver combined retail marijuana sales tax rate, which will increase from 7.12% to 7.15%.

The rate increase will not apply to the following:

  • Food and beverage sales tax (taxed at 4%)
  • Car rental sales tax (taxed at 7.25%)
  • Other Denver taxes, such as lodgers tax

Colorado State sales and use tax rates will not be affected by the Denver increase.

The Denver Department of Finance advises retailers to “prepare your systems in preparation for this sales and use tax rate change….” 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.