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2016 Tax Seminar
Attention Business Owners, Accountants and Tax Professionals!

The city is holding its annual sales and use tax seminar:

When: Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by a presentation and Q&A starting at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 7887 E 60th Avenue in City Council Chambers
RSVP: Please RSVP by phone (303-289-3628) or email by Dec. 12, 2016

  • Are you curious about when to charge sales tax?
  • Are you familiar with the City’s tax code and how it applies to your business?
  • Wonder what is exempt from city sales/use tax?
  • Want to ensure that you properly document exempt and wholesale sales?
  • What about use tax? What is it and how do I properly report it?

These questions and many more will be answered at Commerce City's Annual Tax Seminar. City tax representatives will be on-hand to answer questions and provide guidance on how to more efficiently and effectively prepare your business' tax documents and other forms.

Sales Tax

In the city, the sales tax rate is 9.25%, broken out as follows:

 Commerce City  4.50%
 Adams County   0.75%
 Scientific Cultural and Facilities District  0.10%
 Regional Transportation District  1.00%
 State of Colorado  2.90%
   9.25%

Learn more about the city's sales and use tax code.

Property Tax
Everyone in Commerce City pays the same property tax rate (3.28 mills). But your total property tax bill amount depends upon where a property is located. This is because other entities such as schools and metro districts also collect property taxes to provide their services.
  • View how your property tax dollars are split if you live south of 96th Avenue
  • View how your property tax dollars are split if you live north of 96th Avenue
Learn more about property taxes in Commerce City and potential rebates for older adults.

Where Does my Tax Dollar Go?
Depending on where you live, your tax dollars go to a variety of government organizations with only a small portion going to city services and programs.

If you live south of 96th Avenue
Of the $1,000 in property taxes you pay, approximately $37 dollars - or $3 per month - of that bill goes to the city to pay for services and programs. Select the image for a larger view.

Dollar bill split to represent where your tax dollars go

If you live north of 96th Avenue
Of the $1,000 in property taxes you pay, approximately $17 dollars - or $1.40 per month - of that bill goes to the city for programs and services. Select the image for a larger view.

Dollar bill split to represent where your tax dollars go