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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
State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita
State and Local Tax Burden
Tax Freedom Day
Top Corporate Income Tax Rate
State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking
State Sales Tax Rate
Average Local Sales Tax Rate
Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate
State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita
State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)
State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)
Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value
State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita
July 30, 2019
July 11, 2019
September 26, 2018
October 19, 2016
May 12, 2016