Carryout Bag Fee

Per Colorado House Bill HB21-1162, beginning January 01, 2023, businesses meeting the criteria outlined in the bill will be required to collect $0.10 per recycled paper carryout bag or single-use plastic carryout bag provided to a customer at the point of sale.

Of this fee, $0.06 per bag must be remitted to the City of Canon City on a quarterly basis. Starting after the first quarter 2024 the Bag Fee Report is due on the 20th of the month following the quarter end. The gap between the fee start date of Jan. 1, 2023, and the fee remission date of April 1, 2024. The City of Canon City is providing this remission form now to assist businesses subject to the law to remit fees in 2023, rather than waiting until 2024 if it helps with tracking and accounting. That said, by law, no fees are required to be remitted until April 1, 2024.

First Quarter (January - March) -- Due April 20th
Second Quarter (April - June) -- Due July 20th
Third Quarter (July - September) -- Due October 20th
Fourth Quarter (October - December) -- Due January 20th
The return is due the next business day if the 20th is on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

If bag fees due to the City for a particular quarter do not amount to $20 or more, the business may retain those collected fees until such time as they have accumulated at least $20 total and remit in that quarter. However, businesses are required to submit information quarterly whether revenues exceed $20 or not.

Colorado Department of Revenue - About the Carryout Bag Fee