Taxes in Colorado

Colorado Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Colorado’s tax code compare? Colorado has a flat 4.55 percent state individual income tax rate.  Colorado has a 4.55 percent corporate income tax rate. There are jurisdictions that collect local income taxes. Colorado also has a 2.90 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 8.30 percent, and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 7.77 percent. Colorado’s tax system ranks 20th overall on our 2022 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: How Does Your State Compare?


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