Colorado

Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 2.9%
  • Counties can levy sales tax of no more than 8.3%.
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 6.274%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level:
    • Prescription Medicine: Exempt
    • Unprepared Foods: Exempt
  • Gasoline Tax: 40.40 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Diesel Fuel Tax: 44.90 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Cigarette Tax: $1.94/pack of 20

 

Personal Income Tax

  • Personal Income Tax Rate Range: 4.55%
  • Standard deduction: Single Filing Status: $12,550. Married Filing Jointly: $25,100
  • Personal Exemption Allowance: None
  • Itemized Deductions Allowed? Yes. Subject to limitations.
  • Retirement Income
    • Social Security: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
    • IRAs: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
    • 401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
    • Private pensions: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
    • Public Pensions: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
  • Military Pay
    • Active Duty Pay: Taxable to the extent included in federal Adjusted Gross Income. Exceptions available.
    • Military Retirement Pay: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
    • Military Disability Pay: Exempt to the extent excluded from federal AGI
    • VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
    • SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Up to $24,000 of retirement income can be excluded*
Income tax comments: *Retirees under 55 can exclude $10,000 from retirement income; age 55-64 can exclude $20,000; 65 and over can exclude $24,000. State allows county- and city-level income tax.

 

Property Tax

  • Local municipalities average .51% of the property's assessed value.
  • Calculation of assessed value: 7.2% of fair market value; revalued every odd-numbered year.
  • Relief programs for:
    • Disabled Veterans or 65 and over: 50% of first $200,000 of assessed value exempt if meet requirements.
  • Personal Property Tax: Yes, rates and exemptions vary. 65 and over, veterans, and the disabled may be able to defer taxes. A property tax work off program is available to taxpayers.

 

Inheritance & Estate Taxes: None

 

Department of Revenue website: www.colorado.gov/revenueonline/

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