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As a home rule government, the Town of Silverthorne collects its own 2.0 % sales tax. Business owners must obtain state and town sales tax licenses to sell retail merchandise or taxable services within the Town. The Town's sales tax/business license fee is $75.00 per year, and is renewable every December 31st.

Retail sales inside the Town limits are taxed at a rate of 8.375%, which includes 2.9% Colorado State tax, 2% Summit County tax, 0.75% Summit County Transit tax and 2.0% Town of Silverthorne tax and .725% Summit Combined Housing Authority tax. The Colorado Department of Revenue collects state and county taxes. The Secretary of State issues trade names and can be reached at 855-428-3555 or visit them online. State application forms and general information for conducting business in Colorado is available by calling 303-238-7378. Colorado Business Registration forms, CR100, and instructions are available on the state's website. Summit County, the county in which Silverthorne is located, requires no business license.

The Town also requires hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, property management companies, and homeowners who short-term lease their Silverthorne residences, to collect a 2.0% lodging tax . All businesses, property managers, and homeowners collecting the lodging tax will need to have a Silverthorne Business/Sales Tax license and a Colorado Sales Tax License. This 2.0% lodging tax is remitted directly to the Town of Silverthorne along with the 2% sales tax.

You may file and pay your monthly, quarterly or annual sales tax return online. Payments will be applied to your account the same day if paid before 11:59 PM. All other payments will be applied on the next business day.

Paper tax returns filed beginning the period ending January 31, 2020 and thereafter, will incur a $5.00 filing fee. Online filings through Xpress Bill Pay will have no additional fee. If your company needs your Xpress Bill Pay account number and PIN to register, please use contact information below. This new policy is in compliance with the Town of Silverthorne’s Climate Action Plan.  Additionally, paper forms will no longer be mailed to sales tax licensees.  

The complete Silverthorne Town Code section which addresses Sales Tax in detail can be found here

If you have questions regarding the nicotine tax, please contact Summit County as they are the taxing authority for this tax. 

For more information, please call the Town's Revenue Administrator at (970) 262-7302 or email