Consumer Use Tax | How to File Online

You may use the Colorado Department of Revenue’s free e-file and account service Revenue Online to file your consumer use tax. You do not need to login to Revenue Online to File a Return. While you can file the return online, the Consumer Use Tax Account cannot be viewed in Revenue Online. 

In Revenue Online, click on "File a Return" under the Quick Links menu. Then, select "Consumer Use Tax" from the list of options. The tax rates for the taxpayer’s residence or business location are built into this service. The easy-to-use system calculates the amount of tax owed based on the purchase total and will help taxpayers avoid calculation errors.

Online Filing and Payment Instructions

To save time and reduce filing errors, file your consumer use tax return using Revenue Online. Revenue Online will let you know which local use taxes are required based on your address and will give you the appropriate tax rates as you go through the return filing. Go to and follow these steps:
  1. Under Quick Links, click on File a Return.
  2. Click on Consumer Use Tax.
  3. Read the information on the page. Then click Next.
  4. Follow the steps and file your return.
  5. Once you have submitted your return, click the Make a Payment button.
  6. Select the payment type, and follow the steps to make your payment.

Consumer Use Tax Services in Revenue Online

  • View payment history
  • View account balances
  • View letters from the Department
  • Update your account mailing address
  • Set up Third Party access to your tax account (Instructions)


  • File consumer use tax returns (no login required)
  • Make a payment (no login required)
  • File a protest (no login required)
  • Add Power of Attorney (no login required)



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