Colorado's state sales tax is 2.9%, but after that it gets a little tricky. City sales taxes around the state range from 0.25% to 4%. County sales tax is between 1% and 4.5%. On top of state, county, and city taxes, some areas have local sales and lodging taxes that range from 0.9% to 4%. Some jurisdictions do not impose sales tax on groceries, and in some areas alcohol served in bars is taxed at a different rate from alcohol served in restaurants or purchased at liquor stores. In Denver, sales tax adds up to 7.72%, you'll pay 8.1% on your bill at a restaurant, and lodging tax is 14.85%. In Colorado Springs you'll pay only the sales tax—7.4%—at a restaurant, but lodging tax is 9.4%. In Boulder, sales tax is 8.16%, restaurant tax is 8.31%, and lodging tax is 10.25%.
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