Sales Tax & Business License

The City of Alamosa is a home rule city that contracts with the State of Colorado for sales tax collection and reporting

  • Use tax is filed, and paid directly to the City of Alamosa

Business Licenses, SB22-032

Effective January 1, 2023, pursuant to SB22-032, business licenses are no longer required for retailers that 1) utilize the Colorado sales and use tax simplification system (SUTS), 2) have a state standard retail license and 3) either do not have a physical presence in Alamosa, or have only an incidental physical presence. Therefore, if your business meets the criteria, you will not need to renew your Alamosa business license.

Whether you are expanding an existing business, creating a new one in an existing retail space, or building from the ground up, City staff will be working with you every step of the way. 
Below are some of the most common questions regarding tax and licensing requirements for starting a business

Who is required to obtain a business license?

All retailers, with a physical presence in the City of Alamosa, are required to have a business license.

Retailers that do not have a physical presence (or have a minimal presence), utilize the Colorado SUTS, and have a state standard retail license, are exempt from business licensing requirements.

Can I renew my business license online?

Yes, renewals can be processed online.  More information is available here

Who is required to have a sales tax license?

Sales tax licenses are needed for any business operating within the city of Alamosa which conducts retail sales. Licenses must be renewed annually through the Finance Office.

How do we file and/or remit our sales taxes?

The City of Alamosa contracts with the State of Colorado for tax filing and remittance.

For sales tax remittance, please visit the Colorado Sales Tax Portal
Use tax is filed and paid directly to the City of Alamosa.

Instructions for Sales Tax License

Retail Sales Tax License Renewal

How do I file my Use Taxes?

Use taxes are filed via paper forms directly to the City of Alamosa's Finance Offices

Finance Office 
City of Alamosa
300 Hunt Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
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Use Tax Return Form

For more information, please visit the Colorado Sales & Use Tax Portal 

What is the definition of a retailer?

Any person or entity selling, leasing, renting, or granting a license to use tangible personal property or services at retail.

Includes but is not limited to, any:

  1. Auctioneer
  2. Salesperson, representative, peddler or canvasser, who makes sales as a direct or indirect agent, or obtains such property or services sold from a dealer, distributor, supervisor or employer
  3. Charitable organization, or governmental entity which makes sales of tangible personal property to the public, notwithstanding the fact that the merchandise sold may have been acquired by gift or donation, or that the proceeds are to be used for charitable or governmental purposes
  4. Retailer-contractor, when acting in the capacity of a seller of building supplies, construction materials, and other tangible personal property

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