Accommodations Tax

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In an effort to further the goals of the Town's Vision Plan through environmental and economic sustainability, the Finance Services Division does not supply printed tax booklets.

On November 2, 2010, the voters of Breckenridge approved a 1% increase to the Accommodations Tax beginning January 1, 2011 to provide sustainable marketing funds. 

The Town requires hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, property management companies, and homeowners who short-term lease (less than 30 days) their Breckenridge residences to collect a 3.4%  Breckenridge Public Accommodation Tax, which is remitted directly to the Town of Breckenridge along with the 2.5% sales tax. For your convenience, the sales and accommodations taxes are reported on the same tax return.

All businesses, property managers, and homeowners collecting the accommodations tax are required to have an Accommodation Unit License and a Colorado Sales Tax License.   To obtain a Town license, contact the Town Clerk's office for an application. After your application is received and approved, you will be designated as a monthly or quarterly filer and a business license will be mailed to you. Sales tax returns, along with the appropriate remittance of sales tax collected, are due on the 20th of each month following the period they were collected. Late returns are penalized with a penalty of 10% of the sales tax (minimum of $15) plus 1% interest for each month the payment is outstanding.

The Colorado Department of Revenue collects state and county taxes and is the agency where businesses register trade names. The toll-free telephone number for the New Business Hotline is 1-800-333-7798 or http://www.sos.state.co.us/. State application forms and general information for conducting business in Colorado is available by calling that number. Colorado Business Registration forms, CR100, and instructions are available on the state's website, http://www.revenue.state.co.us/. Summit County, the county in which Breckenridge is located, requires no business license.

Please contact the Accounting Coordinator with any questions at 970-453-3182 or WebsiteFinance@townofbreckenridge.com

Related Links:

General Tax Information Guide
Exemption Affidavit
Breckenridge Public Accommodations Tax Code
Sales Tax Code
Power of Attorney - Town Administered Tax Matters

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