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?
How do I file my Use Taxes?
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:
- 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
- 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
- Retailer-contractor, when acting in the capacity of a seller of building supplies, construction materials, and other tangible personal property