Taxes in Colorado

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 rank?  Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing Colorado’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!

Top Individual Income Tax Rate

4.63%

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State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita

$1209

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State and Local Tax Burden

8.9%

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Top Corporate Income Tax Rate

4.63%

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State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking

17

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State Sales Tax Rate

2.90%

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Average Local Sales Tax Rate

4.75%

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Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate

7.65%

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State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita

$564

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State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)

22.00¢

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State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)

$0.84

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Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value

0.56%

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State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita

$1542

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