Taxes

Companies in Jefferson County enjoy a pro-business tax climate that rewards investment and innovation. With very low tax at the state level, and a wide range for local tax structures, it’s no wonder that Colorado has one of the nation’s top economies.

Taxes

Assessment Ratios
Commercial Property 29%
Residential Property 7.2%
Mill Rates
Jefferson County 24.709 mills
School District 45.941 mills
City/Special Districts Varies by location
State Income Tax
Personal Income Tax 4.63%
Corporate Income Tax 4.63%
Jefferson County does not charge an occupational head tax to employers and employees.
Mill rates (dollars of tax per $1,000 of assessed valuation) are determined by individual entities within Jefferson County. Real and business personal property are assessed at 29%.

Sales Tax Rates

State % City % County % RTD/CD % Total %
Arvada 2.9 3.46 0.5 1.1 7.96
Edgewater 2.9 3.50 0.5 1.1 8.00
Golden 2.9 3.00 0.5 1.1 7.50
Lakeside 2.9 2.10 0.5 1.1 6.60
Lakewood 2.9 3.00 0.5 1.1 7.50
Morrison 2.9 3.75 0.5 1.1 8.25
Mountain View 2.9 4.00 0.5 1.1 8.50
Superior 2.9 3.46 0.5 1.1 7.96
Westminster 2.9 3.85 0.5 1.1 8.35
Wheat Ridge 2.9 3.5 0.5 1.1 8.00
Unincorporated 2.9 N/A 0.5 1.1 4.50

Single Factor Tax ApportionmentSingle Factor Tax Apportionment

Colorado simplified its corporate income tax structure in 2008 to single factor apportionment, which assesses taxes on a company’s sales in Colorado only.

State Tax Incentives & RebatesState Tax Incentives & Rebates

Colorado offers various targeted tax incentive programs to companies creating new jobs and investment in the state.

Local Property Tax Incentives & RebatesLocal Property Tax Incentives
& Rebates

Local governments can provide property tax credits or incentives for qualifying businesses in its jurisdictions.

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