Colorado State Tax Information


What payment solution am I using?  (Not sure? Click here to find out how to identify your account)
IBA Travel Account:  No
CBA Travel Account: Yes, CBA cards are exempt.
GSA SmartPay Tax Advantage Travel Card Account:  Yes, includes CBAs that are exempt for lodging and rental cars only.
Purchase Account (CBA):  Yes, CBA cards are exempt.

Note:  The GSA SmartPay Tax Advantage Travel Card Account  will not be available until November 30, 2018.

Am I exempt from state taxes?

IBA/ Travel Card - No.
CBA/ Purchase Card - Yes, CBA cards are exempt.

What forms if any will I need?

Who is the main point of contact?
Colorado Department of Revenue: (303) 238-7378

What are the important links?
Colorado Department of Revenue 

Are there any additional information or instructions?
Government Purchases Exemptions

Many cities in Colorado operate under home-rule jurisdiction under the Colorado State Constitution. This status allows them to levy and administer their own sales and use taxes within their city limits. Therefore, while Colorado law exempts the US Government from state collected sales/use tax for centrally billed purchases, home-rule jurisdictions may have different rules. For more information about home-rule tax rates you should contact the home-rule jurisdiction directly to obtain its tax regulations and review the publication: Colorado Sales/Use Tax Rates.

Are surcharges allowed in this state?
Even though VISA/ MasterCard have eliminated the prohibition against credit card surcharges, merchants in this state are barred from imposing surcharges because it is illegal under state law.

*Updated 06/13/17