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How to Remit Bag Fees

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Please have your account number, PIN number, and checking account and routing number ready the first time you log in.



If you do not see the bag return in your XPRESS BILL PAY drop down for your business please contact the Finance Division (970) 453-3182 as soon as possible. 


Procedure for Online Filing


For Specific Questions regarding the Disposable Bag Fee Program please refer to the
Disposable Bag Fee Ordinance


The Town of Breckenridge is committed to economical and ecological solutions that improve processes.  We are looking for ways to get things done better, faster, and less expensive, and are pleased to announce our online return filing system.  In anticipation of the online system, paper forms for the Bag Fee Return were not mailed.  We are in the process of converting to a paperless system.  The Town of Breckenridge as of January 1, 2017, has adopted a paper filing fee ordinance for paper returns, which is now a $5 fee for paper filed returns.


Town of Breckenridge has chosen Xpress Bill Pay for our online return filing system (see information below).  Emails and letters were sent to retailers at the end of September 2013.  Three informational sessions were held for retailers.  Retailers that pay their Utility Bill (water) or file Sales Tax returns for the Town of Breckenridge through Xpress Bill Pay will already have a log in.  Otherwise, you will create a new login and use your Account Number and PIN to access your account online.  You can even pay your Bag Fees on your smart phone while in your pajamas! And the best part is Xpress Bill Pay does the math for you. 

Inability to use the new Online Return system does not relieve you of your duty to file & remit bag fees in a timely manner. Please contact us if you are experiencing difficulty. 


To fill out the Bag Return:

Line 1:  Total Number of Reusable Bags Sold - Please include the number of Breckenridge Reusable Bags and any bags that the retailer supplies on their own

Line 2:  Total Number of Disposable Bags Distributed - the is the number of non-exempt bags sold by the retailer that 10 cents must be charged per bag

Line 3:  Amount of Town Bag Fees (10% of Line 2) - this is self calculated online and on the Excel Form - This is the 10 cents per bag

Line 4:  Excess Fees Collected - Report the amount of fees collected in excess of the effective rate of the bag fee

Line 5:  Total Fees :  Add Lines 3 and 4

Line 6:  Retained Percentage 50% of Line 5, $1000.00 Maximum/Month) - Retailers will keep half of the bag fees collected up to $1000 per month to aid in their implementation of the program

Line 7:  Penalty 10% (Minimum $15.00 penalty) - returns filed past the 20th will be assessed a 10% penalty, minimum of $15.00.  This is auto-calculated in Xpress Bill Pay, but not on the Excel form.

Line 7:  Interest (1% per month) - returns filed past the 20th will also be assessed 1% per month interest.  This is auto-calculated in Xpress Bill pay, but not on the Excel form. 

Line 7:  Total - Total both the Penalty and Interest due - please note, both are due

Line 8:  A - Add - Adjustments for any underpayments to returns previously filed

Line 8:  B - Deduct - Adjustments for any overpayments to returns previously filed

Line 8:  Must be accompanied by supporting documentation

Line 9:  Total due and payable:  Total Lines 5, 7 & 8 for Total Due


To remit your Bag Fees by mail:
Town of Breckenridge
Finance Division
PO Box 1517
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Email to: (you will still need to send a check)

In person:
Drop off on the 2nd Floor Finance & Municipal Services Division
Town Hall 150 Ski Hill Road
Or after hours in our 24 Hour Payment Drop off in the first floor entrance of Town Hall

Related Links:

Bag Fee Form through 10/31/2014
State of Colorado General Information Letter on taxability of Bag Fees

Bag Fee Ordinance
Sustainable Breckenridge - Reducing Disposable Bags
Real Estate Transfer Tax
How to Remit Sales Tax

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