Sales Tax

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As a home rule government, the Town of Breckenridge is authorized to collect its own taxes.  As such, Town taxes should be remitted directly to the Town of Breckenridge.  All State, County, and Special District (Summit Combined Housing Authority) taxes should be remitted to the Colorado Department of Revenue on a State sales tax return form. 

Business owners must obtain a Town of Breckenridge Business License in order to engage in business in the Town of Breckenridge (please refer to Chapter 1, of Title 3 of the Breckenridge Town Code for definition).  To obtain a Business 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.

It is also important to note that the Town of Breckenridge and the State of Colorado levy sales tax on the “sale of assets other than inventory.” If you are planning to sell or purchase an existing business, please be sure that the correct amount of sales tax is collected on the sale of all tangible personal property, not included in inventory, associated with the sale. These items include, but are not limited to, computers, desks, chairs, tables, mattresses, etc. Sale of assets also applies to furnishings purchased with the sale of a home.  For your convenience, the Town of Breckenridge has provided a return form.

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 Business Assistance Center Hotline is 303-592-5920 or  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,

Please contact the Accounting Coordinator, with any questions at 970-453-3182 or
the Revenue Services Administrator with potential audit candidates or audit questions at 970-547-3193

Related Links:

General Tax Information Guide
Sales Tax Return [xlsx]
Sales Tax Return [pdf]
Marijuana Tax Return
2010 (& earlier) Sales Tax Form
Exemption Affidavit
Special Event Sales Tax Form
Sales Tax Due on Sale of Assets 
Claim for Refund

Power of Attorney - Town Administered Tax Matters
Sales Tax Code

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