Blue River homeowners who rent their homes are also required by the State of Colorado to obtain a State sales tax account number. Please visit www.taxcolorado.com or call (303) 238-7378 to obtain a Colorado Business Registration Form (CR 0100). All rentals of short-term accommodations are subject to State and Summit County sales tax, as well as the Town of Blue River lodging tax. BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017: The total tax to be collected is 12.275% of the rental fee — 2.9% State sales tax, 2.0% Summit County sales tax, 0.75% County mass transit tax (Summit Stage), 0.725% Special District sales tax (Summit Housing Authority), 3.4% Blue River lodging tax; 2.50% Town of Blue River tax.
The 3.4% Blue River lodging tax should be remitted directly to the Town of Blue River with a Lodging Tax Return Coupon. The remaining should be remitted to the Colorado Department of Revenue with a State sales tax return form.
Please note that Airbnb will only submit the 8.875% to the State. Homeowners are required to submit the remaining 3.4% to the Town of Blue River. If you rent through Airbnb, please review statements to ensure all taxes (8.875%) are being paid.
To submit a Blue River Lodging Tax Return Online. Fill out the form below and hit submit. Once submitted select the PAYONLINE button to pay your taxes. Please note there is an additional convenience fee charged for all online payments.