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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.
Check or Money Order
Make checks or money orders payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue and include the payment with the return. Be sure to write your Colorado account number (CAN) on all checks and correspondence. Include the filing period dates and words Excise Tax on the check.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Payment may be made through
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
. To make payments through EFT, complete the
Authorization for Electronic Funds Transfer for Tax Payments (DR 5785)
. Taxpayers who remit only liquor excise tax are unable to sign up for EFT through Revenue Online.
Owe Tax After Filing
If you have a tax bill, you should use the payment voucher that comes with the “Statement of Account”. The payment and voucher should be mailed to the address on the “Statement of Account”.