Do I have to collect local sales tax if I have nexus in Colorado?
Tax Professional Answers
If you have Economic Nexus or a physical presence nexus such as created by using Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) then, “Yes” effective December 1, 2018, you will have to collect and remit all applicable Colorado State-collected local jurisdictions’ sales tax. Colorado adopted Emergency Rules based upon Wayfair and also adopted Emergency Rules regarding Sourcing.
Home-rule cities/jurisdictions that are self-collecting do not have the Colorado State Department of Revenue administer their sales tax and thus are not included in the State’s Economic Nexus rules. Self-collecting home-rule jurisdictions are discussing Wayfair and the State’s changes as they plan how to adopt their own Economic Nexus laws.
See my 9/20/18 and 9/28/18 Blogs on the issues: www.salestaxcolorado.com/category/uncategorized
Handling sales and use tax properly in Colorado was already difficult. Now the changes mean more and different complications but perhaps some improvements too.