Sales, Use, and Lodging Taxes
Sales and use taxes are the largest source of operating revenues for the City of Grand Junction. The City currently has over 4,600 vendors who are licensed and collect the City's sales tax on their business transactions. A business is required to collect the City's sales tax when it sells at retail tangible personal property inside the City limits. Of the 4,695 licensed vendors in the City, a few are also required to collect lodging tax (3%) which is used solely by the Visitors and Convention Bureau to promote tourism in the City.
The City's sales tax rate is currently 2.75%. The combined rate is 7.65% (2.9% State of Colorado, 2.0% Mesa County, 2.75% City of Grand Junction). The City licenses its vendors separately from the State. The State of Colorado (Mesa County) sales tax office can be reached at (970)248-7140.
The City of Grand Junction Sales and Use Tax License no longer has an expiration date. The license is valid until it is canceled and is issued with the requirement that all City laws will be followed. If, for some reason, a business is not in compliance with those laws, the license can be suspended or revoked.
Not sure if an address is located inside City limits? An online search is available for your convenience. This is important to vendors who deliver goods, because the sales tax for those transactions is determined by the delivery address. When the delivery address is located inside the City limits, then the City sales tax is charged. If the delivery address is not located inside the City limits, then sales tax is not charged.
**You can now file your sales and use tax online! Please read these instructions carefully to get started. The new online portal allows you to apply for a sales tax license, file returns, view your sales tax account balance, access your filing history and more! It is important that you use Google Chrome for your web browser.