When are my taxes due?
Tax returns are due on the 20th of the month following the reporting period. If the 20th falls on a holiday or a weekend, the due date is the next business day. Paper returns must be postmarked on or before the due date to be considered timely.
When do I report/remit sales taxes?
If $300 or more in tax will be collected each month, returns must be filed monthly.
If $10.01 to $299.99 in tax will be collected each month, a quarterly filing basis will be granted.
An annual filing status will be granted, if monthly tax is $10 or less.
If I have no tax liability, do I still need to file a tax return?
Yes, a return must always be filed even if there is no tax due. If a business makes zero sales and collects zero taxes, they MUST still file a zero tax return to avoid additional fees and penalties. There is a $25 non-filer charge for each required return not filed.
What happens if I do not file a return?
There is a $25 non-filer charge for each required return not filed.
How do I apply for a sales tax license?
Apply for a sales tax license conveniently online by clicking on the following link: Apply for a Town of Carbondale Sales Tax License. For technical support contact MUNIRevs support (888) 751-1911.
What happens if I do not file on time?
Fees, penalties, and interest will apply. There is a $10 late filer fee, a 10% penalty will be assessed on delinquent taxes, and an interest rate of 1.5% per month will also be charged. The vendor fee is not allowed.
What is a sales tax license, and how do I apply for a sales tax license?
The Town licenses its vendors separately from the State. The annual license fee is $25.Licenses must be renewed annually, by Dec. 31 of each year to avoid additional fees. The license is nontransferable.
Prior to opening for business in Carbondale and/or making a taxable sale in Carbondale, you must apply for a sales tax license through the Town of Carbondale. Apply for a sales tax license, file returns, or remit sales tax payments conveniently online click the following link: Apply for a Sales Tax License & File Returns. Please allow24 to 72 hours for an online sales tax license application to be processed.
If you have questions regarding a sales tax license, please call the Tax Administration Department at (970) 510-1218 or email us.
What is Carbondale's lodging tax rate?
The total lodging tax rate in Carbondale is 2.0%, paid to the Town of Carbondale. This two percent tax (2.0%) is in addition to and does NOT replace the sales tax of three and one half percent (3.5%) on lodging services.
Effective January 1, 2004, an excise tax of two percent (2.0%) was placed on “short-term lodging” - meaning lodging for a period of less time than thirty consecutive days. Lodging includes leasing or rental of any hotel room, motel room, lodging or inn room, motor hotel, guest house, mobile home, bed and breakfast, or any other place that furnishes sleeping accommodations. Payment of the Lodging tax is due on or before the twentieth (20th) day of the month following the reporting period (same as sales tax).
Revenues derived from lodging tax are used by the Carbondale Community Chamber of Commerce primarily for the promotion, development, and marketing of tourism in Carbondale.
What is Carbondale's sales tax rate?
Tax rates as of January 1, 2016 are outlined in the chart below. The total sale tax rate in Carbondale is 8.4%. Taxes go to the following governments:
|Town of Carbondale||3.5%||Paid to the Town of Carbondale|
|State of Colorado||2.9%||Paid to the State of Colorado|
|Garfield County||1.0%||Paid to the State of Colorado|
|Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)||1.0%||Paid to the State of Colorado|
Where do I file tax returns online?
File returns and remit sales tax payments conveniently online click the following link: File Sales & Lodging Tax Returns Online. For technical support contact MUNIRevs support (888) 751-1911.
Who is required to collect sales tax?
Sales and use taxes are a very important source of revenue for the Town comprising more than 57% of its total revenues. The Town currently has over 650 licensed vendors collecting sales tax on behalf of the Town, in each business transaction. A business is required to collect the Town's sales tax when it sells at retail or sells tangible personal property inside Town limits. All businesses that are required to collect Town of Carbondale sales tax must have a Business License issued by the Town.
The Tax Administration Department is responsible for interpretation of sales tax rules, as well as, maintaining sales tax accounts including application processing, issuing new licenses, and the processing of sales tax returns and payments filed by vendors. The Tax Administration Department publishes a Sales Tax Guide to help vendors navigate through what can be a complex and frustrating topic. This user friendly guide takes you from who must obtain a Town business license to reporting periods and filing dates. It also includes a checklist for starting a new business as well as phone numbers and addresses to numerous other resources.
Is a postmark of the 20th acceptable as proof of the mailing date?
Yes, but be careful to make sure that the post office has the proper postmark if taxes are mailed on the 20th. To avoid late fees it is best to file tax returns conveniently online. Apply for a sales tax license, file returns, or remit sales tax payments conveniently online click the following link: Apply for a Sales Tax License & File Returns.
What is the vendor's fee?
The vendor’s fee reimburses vendors 3.33% of the tax they remit in a timely manner. There is a $200 cap per period.