Who is required to have a Colorado sales tax license?

Erie is a statutory Town and its sales tax is collected by the State of Colorado. Colorado imposes a sales tax on retail sales/rental/lease of tangible personal property, prepared food and drink, and certain services, as well as the furnishing of rooms and accommodations. 

  • Wholesale sales are not subject to sales tax. 
  • Generally, any retailer that is required to collect Colorado sales tax must obtain and maintain a Colorado Sales tax license, collect and remit sales tax to the State.

When a business applies for a State Sales tax license, it will be assigned a 12 digit-number. The first eight digits make up your Colorado Account Number (CAN) and the last four is the Site/Branch ID. Please provide the 12-digit number on your Erie Business License Application. If this is not available at the time of Business License Registration, please follow-up with Erie Finance Department within five business days after you receive a State Sales Tax License.

Licenses are non-transferable. A separate sales tax license is required for each separate physical location. For more information on how to apply for a Sales tax License, visit https://tax.colorado.gov/how-to-apply-for-a-colorado-sales-tax-license.

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1. Who is required to have a Colorado sales tax license?
2. Is it necessary to display my sales tax license at my place of business?
3. What is the total sales tax rate in Erie?
4. If my place of business is outside of Erie, do I have to collect Erie sales tax?
5. What are some other resources to explain sale tax?