Liquor Taxes | Pay

Liquor excise tax is due on every liter or gallon of alcoholic beverage first sold, used, or consumed in Colorado. The payment of tax, the Monthly Report of Excise Tax for Alcohol Beverages (DR 0442), and the supplemental schedules are due on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which such alcoholic beverages are first sold. 
 
In addition, Colorado imposes a Vinous Surcharge and a Colorado Winery Surcharge. The Vinous Surcharge is due on all wine for which excise tax is reported. The Colorado Winery Surcharge is due on all vinous liquors produced by Colorado licensed wineries and sold, offered for sale, or used in Colorado.
 
Payment of the tax and surcharges are accepted by check, money order, or electronic funds transfer. See below for additional information on each payment method.