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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-February 15, 2022-The city has published the Final December sales, use, and accommodation tax report. The December 2021 sales taxes for the City of Steamboat Springs are 30.73% higher compared to the December 2020 collections or an increase of $1,129,408.
For the past 5 years, December collections represent about 13% of annual collections. Year-to-date sales tax collection is 23.35% more than year to date through December 2020.
When comparing this December to the same month last year there were notable increases in collections by category in lodging & amenities, restaurants, and sporting goods. Increases in collections by area were seen across all geographical areas.
Accommodation Tax is primarily dedicated to local trail projects. A small amount each year is dedicated towards the marketing of these projects and capital improvements at Haymaker. December collections were up substantially compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date accommodations tax is up 42.05% compared to the same period last year.
Building Use Tax is used to fund capital projects for the City of Steamboat Springs. This tax fluctuates depending on building permits issued, use tax reconciliations completed, and the size and number of developments in the City. December net use tax collections total $48,083 in refunds. Year-to-date net use tax collections are up 77% through the same period last year.
The city’s Tax Division strives to provide superior services. General tax information and staff contacts can be found on the Municipal Tax page. The webpage provides an efficient way for customers to access information on sales tax rates, online sales tax filing, construction use tax, the excise tax on construction, vehicle use tax, and links to documents, reports, and the sales tax code.
ContactSue Davies, Budget & Tax Manager, 970.871.8251 or email