Use Tax Information

Use Tax Refund Instructions
  • Any city Sales Tax within the State of Colorado can be refunded if it was paid when you purchased your materials. No state or county taxes can be refunded.
  • The Town of Eagle's Use Tax rate is 4%.  City Sales Tax can be refunded up to 4%. Anything over 4% can not be refunded.
  • Sales Tax rates are as follows: State: 2.9%,Eagle County: 1.5% (Total of 4.4%), Town of Eagle: 4.5%
  • If the tax paid is equal to or less than 4.4%, then no city sales tax was paid.
  • Items that are physically part of the house can count towards a refund, such as: wood, nails, carpet, windows, shingles, etc.
  • Example of items that can not be refunded are: appliances, equipment rental, tools, utilities, permit sign, landscaping, etc.
  • It is encouraged and recommended to use your ‘Sales Tax Exemption Certificate’ (which you received with your building permit) at all Eagle businesses at which you purchase materials.
  • Make a copy of your receipts (you keep the originals) of building materials and bring them to the Eagle building department to calculate your refund.
  • Refund checks are mailed out the day of the first Town Board meeting of the month (Second Tuesday of the month).
  • Please view the Use Tax Refund Instructions (PDF) for more information.

Use Tax Refund Receipt Examples

Hightlighted items can be refunded. Crossed out items can not be refunded.

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