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Taxes In Colorado

Colorado Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Colorado’s tax code compare? Colorado has a flat 4.40 percent individual income tax rate. There are also jurisdictions that collect local income taxes. Colorado has a 4.40 percent corporate income tax rate. Colorado also has a 2.90 percent state sales tax rate and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 7.81 percent. Colorado has a 0.45 percent effective property tax rate on owner-occupied housing value.

Colorado does not have an estate tax or inheritance tax. Colorado has a 29 cents per gallon gas tax rate and a $1.94 cigarette excise tax rate. The State of Colorado collects $6,387 in state and local tax collections per capita. Colorado has $11,972 in state and local debt per capita and has a 71 percent funded ratio of public pension plans. Overall, Colorado’s tax system ranks 27th on our 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Colorado is no exception. The first step towards understanding Colorado’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does Colorado collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures 2024: How Does Your State Compare?

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Individual Taxes

Top Individual Income Tax Rate
4.40%See Full Study
State Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita
$1759Rank: 14
State and Local Tax Burden
9.7%Rank: 17See Full Study

Business Taxes

Top Corporate Income Tax Rate
4.40%See Full Study
State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking
27See Full Study

Sales Taxes

State Sales Tax Rate
2.90%Rank: 45See Full Study
Average Local Sales Tax Rate
4.91%See Full Study
Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate
7.81%Rank: 16See Full Study
State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita
$1547Rank: 12
State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)
29.00¢Rank: 28
State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)
$1.94Rank: 23

Property Taxes

Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value
0.45%Rank: 46
State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita
$2066Rank: 15

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