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ATTENTION: City of Cañon City Sales/Use Tax Filers

Effective January 1, 2017 the sales/use tax rate for the City of Cañon City changed to 3% in which 1% is designated for street improvements.

Effective January 1, 2019 the City of Cañon City requires all Sales/Use Tax returns to be filed and paid online.

Sales/Use Tax Department is responsible for monitoring businesses’ compliance with the City of Cañon City Sales/Use Tax ordinances, overseeing collection of City Sales/Use Taxes, and auditing of Sales/Use Tax records.  The main emphasis is educating and assisting businesses with voluntary compliance with the ordinances, while maintaining the resources to enforce the ordinances, if necessary.  The objective of the audit function is to ensure sales/use tax license holders are in compliance with the City of Cañon City Municipal Code.  The following link is to the Finance-Sales/Use Tax section of the Municipal Code.

 http://qcode.us/codes/canoncity/view.php?topic=3-3_12&frames=on  

Please see the following documents which need to be completed to apply and/or obtain a Sales/Use Tax License in the City of Cañon City.

A Sales/Use Tax reporting form is provided for one time filers.  A Street Guide is also provided showing the boundaries of “city proper.” 

The Standard Municipal Home Rule Affidavit of Exempt Sale form is provided by home rule municipalities within the State of Colorado to record supporting information for any transaction on which an exemption from tax is claimed. This form is maintained by the seller for tax-exempt sales.


Tarla Daniel
City of Cañon City
Sr. Accounting Tech - Sales & Use Tax
719-276-5252

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