(1)Upon the approval of the eligible electors in the district at an election held in accordance with section 20 of article X of the state constitution and part 8 of article 1 of this title, the district shall have the power to levy a uniform sales tax throughout the entire geographical area of the district upon every transaction or other incident with respect to which a sales tax is levied by the state pursuant to the provisions of article 26 of title 39, C.R.S.; except that such sales tax shall not be levied on the sale of cigarettes. A sales tax levied by a district shall take effect on either January 1 or July 1 of the year specified in the ballot issue submitted to the eligible electors of the district.
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(a)The executive director of the department of revenue shall collect, administer, and enforce the sales tax authorized by this section in the same manner as the state sales tax imposed pursuant to article 26 of title 39, C.R.S., including, without limitation, the retention by a vendor of the percentage of the amount remitted to cover the vendor’s expense in the collection and remittance of the sales tax as provided in section 39-26-105, C.R.S. The executive director shall distribute sales tax collections to the district monthly. The district shall pay the net incremental cost incurred by the department of revenue in the administration and collection of the sales tax.
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(I)A qualified purchaser, as defined in section 39-26-102 (7.5), C.R.S., may provide a direct payment permit number issued pursuant to section 39-26-103.5, C.R.S., to any vendor or retailer that is liable and responsible for collecting and remitting any sales tax levied on any sale made to the qualified purchaser pursuant to this section. A vendor or retailer that has received a direct payment permit number in good faith from a qualified purchaser shall not be liable or responsible for collection and remittance of any sales tax imposed on the sale that is paid for directly from the qualified purchaser’s funds and not the personal funds of any individual.
(II)A qualified purchaser that provides a direct payment permit number to a vendor or retailer shall be liable and responsible for the amount of sales tax levied on any sale made to the qualified purchaser pursuant to the provisions of this article in the same manner as liability would be imposed on a qualified purchaser for state sales tax pursuant to section 39-26-105 (3), C.R.S.
(3)A sales tax levied in accordance with this section is in addition to any other sales or use tax imposed pursuant to law.
Section 32-18-107 — Sales tax - collection - administration,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-32.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).