Colorado January 2013 Sales Tax Rate Changes.

Colorado January 2013 Sales Tax Rate Changes.

The Colorado Department of Revenue has released a number of sales tax rate changes, effective January 1, 2013. 

Municipal Tax Rate Changes

  • Calhan (tax increase) – 3%
  • Fleming (new tax) – 2%
  • Fowler (tax increase) – 3%
  • Gilcrest (tax increase) – 4%
  • Holly (tax increase) – 3%
  • Nucia (sales tax extenuation of 1% until 12/31/19) – 4%

Calhan exempts the following: food for home consumption; machinery and machine tools; gas, electricity, etc, for residential use; and renewable energy components (effective 7/1/08 but retroactive to 7/1/06).

Fleming exempts the following: machinery and machine tools; gas, electricity, etc, for residential use; occasional sales by charitable organizations; farm equipment; food sold through vending machines; low-emitting vehicles; renewable energy components (effective 7/1/08 but retroactive to 7/1/06); beetle wood products (effective 7/1/08); and school related sales (effective 9/1/08).

Fowler exempts the following: machinery and machine tools; gas, electricity, etc, for residential use; and renewable energy components (effective 7/1/08 but retroactive to 7/1/06).

Gilcrest, Holly, and Nucia allow no exemptions.

County Tax Rate Changes

  • El Paso (tax increase, sunset 12/31/2020) – 1.23%
  • San Juan (tax increase) – 5%

El Paso allows exemptions for the following: food for home consumption; machinery and machine tools; gas, electricity, etc, for residential use; and renewable energy components (effective 7/1/08 but retroactive to 7/1/06).

No exemptions for San Juan.

Special District Tax Rate Changes

  • Pikes Peak RTA (sales tax extension of .55% until 12/31/24) – 1%
  • Douglas County Short-Term Rental (cease 12/31/12) – 0%

The Pikes Peak RTA tax allows the following exemptions: food for home consumption; machinery and machine tools; gas, electricity, etc, for residential use; occasional sales by charitable organizations; farm equipment; food sold through vending machines; low-emitting vehicles; renewable energy components (effective 7/1/08 but retroactive to 7/1/06); beetle wood products (effective 7/1/08); and school related sales (effective 9/1/08).

Self Collected Tax Rate Changes

  • Aspen (tax increase)-  2.4%
  • Boulder (sales tax rate extension of .25% until 12/31/35) – 3.41%
  • Flatiron Improvement District (tax decrease) – 0.01%
  • Lafayette (sales tax rate extension of .25% until 12/31/24) – 3.5%
  • Louisville (sales tax rate extension of .375% until 12/31/24) – 3.5%
  • Rifle (tax increase) – 4.25%

Contact the cities listed above for information about exemptions.

The complete list of Colorado sales tax rate changes is available at the Colorado Department of Revenue website.

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