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City of Boulder, Colorado Tax Rates

Please note: penalties/interest will apply if taxes are incorrectly remitted so please timely note tax rate changes and utilize the city tax return mailed to you which includes the current tax rates.

Boulder's Sales Tax Division collects sales, use, excise, construction use, accommodations, admissions and food service taxes. The following chart shows the percentage and break down for each of these taxes.

 

2014

2015 & 2016

 (added .30%) 

2014 & 2015

2014

2015 & 2016

(added .185%)

2014

& 2015

2014 

Total Tax*

2015 & 2016

 Total Tax *

Type of Tax

 City %

 City %

 State %

 County %

 County %

 RTD &  Cultural %

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Sales

 3.56 %

 3.86 %

 2.90 %

 0.80%

 0.985%

 1.10%

 8.36%

 8.845%

Use

 3.56 %

 3.86%

 2.90 %

 0

 0

 1.10%

 7.56%

 7.86%

Construction Use

 3.56 %

 3.86%

 2.90 %

 0.80%

 0.985%

 1.10%

 8.36%

 8.845%

Food Service

 3.71%

 4.01%

 2.90 %

 0.80%

 0.985%

 1.10%

 8.51%

 8.995%

Accommodations

 7.50%

 7.50%

 2.90 %

 0.80%

 0.985%

 1.10%

 12.30%

 12.485%

Admissions

 5.00%

 5.00%

 0

 0

 0

 0

 5.00%

 5.00%

Please note that the tax law discussed on the City of Boulder website applies to the City of Boulder tax only. Sales tax licenses are required from both the city and state for businesses to operate in the City of Boulder.

State of Colorado, Boulder County, and RTD taxes are remitted to the State of Colorado via the Colorado Department of Revenue. For information related to specific tax issues for state, county or RTD, please contact the State Department of Revenue at 303-238-7378.

Because the City of Boulder is home rule so is self-collected, all city taxes are remitted to the City of Boulder. Please contact our sales tax staff at 303-441-3050 (and do not select an option) for further questions on city tax rates and proper city tax remittance.

* Please see separate tax information for Recreational Marijuana Businesses.

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