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Colorado Sales Tax Rate Changes, January 2016


 2016 Colorado sales tax changes.

Local sales tax changes have been announced for Colorado. They take effect January 1, 2016.

State-collected city changes

  • Bayfield is increasing sales tax to 3% (no use tax)
  • Bennett is increasing sales tax to 4% (use tax 2%)
  • Burlington is adding a sales tax exemption (use tax 2%)
  • Fraser is increasing sales tax to 5% (use tax 4%)
  • Lyons is increasing sales tax to 3.5% (use tax 3%)
  • Ouray is increasing sales tax to 4% (no use tax)

State-collected county changes

  • Alamosa County is increasing sales tax to 3%
  • Chaffee County is increasing sales tax to 2.5%

State-collected special district tax changes (no use tax)

  • Gunnison Valley RTA is increasing sales tax to 1% (no use tax)
  • Moffat Local Marketing District is a new district with a sales tax rate of 4% (no use tax)
  • Montezuma County Hospital District is a new district with a sales and use tax rate of 0.4%
  • Southwest Plaza Metropolitan District is a new district with a sales tax rate of 1.5% (no use tax)

Self-collected city changes

  • Colorado Springs is increasing sales tax to 3.12% (no use tax)
  • Crested Butte is increasing sales tax to 4.5% (use tax 1.5%)
  • Greeley is increasing sales tax to 4.11% (no use tax)
  • Winter Park is increasing sales tax to 7% (no use tax)

For additional information, including service fees and a list of exemptions in effect in each area, see the Colorado Department of Revenue Sales Tax Rates.

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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.