California Sales And Use Tax
The state of California currently levies a 7.25% state sales tax rate. Between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016 the state sales tax rate was 7.5%. The reduction to the current 7.25% rate took effect on January 1, 2017. The temporary 4-year increase in the state sales tax rate was a result of the increase passed under Proposition 30 which was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for California votes. The initiative was approved by 55.4% of voters. See below for more detailed information about relevant California sales tax exemptions and use tax.
Counties & local municipalities also levy their own sales taxes in addition to the state rate. Currently, California’s combined sales tax rates range between 7.25% and 9.75%. The combined rate includes state, district, county and city sales tax.
Use tax is applied on the same basis and at the same rates as sales tax is within the state of California. For monthly-filers, returns are due on or before the last day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. For example, purchases made in the month of January should be filed with the state of California on or before the last day of February.
Colorado Sales And Use Tax
The state of Colorado levies a 2.9% state sales tax rate on retail sales. Most counties and cities charge their own sales taxes in addition to the state rate. The range of sales tax charged within the state of Colorado ranges from 2.9% to 8.0%.
Use tax is due on all purchases brought into the state of Colorado. Use tax due is at the same rates as sales tax. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. For example, purchases made in the month of January should be reported to the state of Colorado on or before February 20th.
For more information on Colorado sales tax exemptions please visit the sites shown below on all recent sales and use tax changes:
Connecticut Sales And Use Tax
Beginning on the July 1st, 2011, the state of Connecticut levied a 6.35% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods. No local jurisdictions apply an additional sales tax, therefore the state rate is fixed at 6.35%.
Use tax is due on items purchased outside of the state and brought into Connecticut for use, storage or consumption. The same 6% rate applies to use tax as well. In general, when you register your business with the state of Connecticut, you will be set up to file sales tax returns on a quarterly basis. If your sales tax liability is more than $4,000 for the prior 12-month period, beginning July 1 and ending June 30, your filing status will be changed to monthly. Monthly returns are to be filed on or before the last day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. For example, purchases made in the month of January should be filed with the state of Connecticut on or before the last day of February.
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