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Colorado: Dyed Diesel Exemption Expanded

  • Apr 3, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Colorado capitol.

Currently in Colorado, dyed diesel fuel is exempt from sales and use tax in most situations. However, sales and use tax does apply to a handful of dyed diesel fuel transactions under current law; for example, tax applies when dyed diesel fuel is purchased to power hospital generators.

Lawmakers have determined that these nonexempt uses create “an administrative burden for retailers.” Since they also “generate an insignificant amount of revenue,” all sales of dyed diesel are henceforth exempt from sales and use taxation. HB 1012, which was signed by the governor on March 26, 2015, provides additional details.

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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.