Sales Tax Rate In $locality Colorado 2017 Boulder, Colorado Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Boulder

BOULDER Sales Tax Rate


2017 Boulder sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Colorado State Sales Tax 2.90%
County Sales Tax 0.99%
Boulder Sales Tax 3.86%
Special Sales Tax 1.10%
Combined Sales Tax 8.85% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Boulder, Colorado sales tax is 8.85% , consisting of 2.90% Colorado state sales tax and 5.95% Boulder local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.99% county sales tax, a 3.86% city sales tax and a 1.10% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The Boulder Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Boulder
  • Groceries are exempt from the Boulder and Colorado state sales taxes
  • Boulder collects a 5.945% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Colorado law
  • Boulder has a higher sales tax than 92.9% of Colorado's other cities and counties

Boulder Colorado Sales Tax Exemptions

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In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Boulder doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Colorado state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Colorado's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Boulder.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8.845% Prepared Food:8.845% Prescription Drugs:5.945% Non-Prescription Drugs:5.945%

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All merchants operating in Boulder must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Colorado Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Colorado sales tax.

Boulder Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Boulder sales tax region partially or fully covers 11 zip codes in Colorado. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Colorado here

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