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Colorado sales tax licenses expire December 31, 2017

  • Dec 4, 2017 | Gail Cole

 Do business in Colorado? It's time to renew your sales tax license.

All Colorado sales tax licenses will expire at the end of the year, on Dec. 31, 2017 — even those recently obtained. New and renewed sales tax licenses in Colorado are valid for a two-year period starting Jan. 1, 2018. They’ll expire Dec. 31, 2019.

A separate license is required for each physical location, so a retailer with five shops would need five separate licenses. There is a charge of $16 to renew each existing license.

The Colorado Department of Revenue has been accepting online sales tax license renewals since November. Businesses that would rather renew their licenses the old-fashioned way can fill out the paper form DR 0594 and mail it in along with a check or money order.

It’s important to renew licenses before the start of the new year: “Anyone who sells at retail in Colorado without obtaining a sales tax license commits a class 3 misdemeanor and may also be subject to a civil penalty of $50 per day to a maximum penalty of $1,000.”

Additional information about sales tax licenses is available from the Colorado Department of Revenue. To simplify sales and use tax compliance in Colorado and other states, consider tax automation software. Learn more.

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.