Levy and collection of uniform sales and use tax
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(a)In addition to other means of providing revenue for the district, the board, in the name of the district, has the power to levy and collect a uniform sales and use tax throughout the entire geographical area of the district, notwithstanding any provision of article 2 of title 29, C.R.S., to the contrary, and 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 articles 1 to 13 of title 1, C.R.S.
(b)Such uniform sales tax rate shall not exceed one percent upon every transaction or other incident with respect to which a sales and use tax is levied by the state pursuant to the provisions of article 26 of title 39, C.R.S.
(c)The sales and use tax imposed pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (1) shall not be levied on:
(I)The sale of tangible personal property delivered by a retailer, by a retailer’s agent, or to a common carrier for delivery to a destination outside the district; or
(II)The sale of tangible personal property on which a specific ownership tax has been paid or is payable when such sale meets the following conditions:
(A)The purchaser does not reside in the district or the purchaser’s principal place of business is outside the district; and
(B)The personal property is registered or required to be registered outside the geographical boundaries of the district under the laws of this state.
(d)The sales and use tax imposed pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (1) is in addition to any other sales and use tax imposed pursuant to law.
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(a)The collection, administration, and enforcement of the sales and use tax shall be performed by the executive director of the department of revenue in the same manner as that for the collection, administration, and enforcement of the state sales and use 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 make monthly distributions of sales tax collections to the district. The district shall pay the net incremental cost incurred by the department in the administration and collection of the sales and use tax.
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(I)A qualified purchaser 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 the provisions of 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 this section 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.
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(I)The board shall designate a financial officer who shall coordinate with the department of revenue regarding the collection of a sales and use tax. This coordination shall include, but not be limited to, the financial officer identifying those businesses eligible to collect the sales and use tax and any other administrative details identified by the department.
(II)Any sales and use tax authorized pursuant to this article shall become effective on July 1 following the electors’ approval of the tax.
(3)The district shall use the revenues generated from the sales and use tax imposed pursuant to this article to assure compliance with the Republican river compact.
Section 37-50-110 — Levy and collection of uniform sales and use tax,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-37.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).