Sales Tax Rate
Sales Tax General Information
Aurora sales tax applies to the retail sale or rental of all tangible personal property. It also applies to the retail sale of certain services that are listed below:
NOTE: With the exception of recreational events, tax-exempt organizations are responsible for collecting sales tax on all items sold.
Sales and Use Tax Online
The city of Aurora offers businesses the ability to file Sales and Use Tax returns and payment via the Internet, eliminating the standard paper return sent through the mail.
Aurora’s online tax processing system is operated via a secure website and allows businesses to correspond directly with city staff and update such things as contact information. Businesses have the option of paying via a checking account debit transaction, or by filing their return online and then mailing a check to the city. As confirmation of the transaction, the city sends the business an email with an attached copy of their return.
Businesses interested in utilizing the Online Sales and Use Tax return processing system should call 303-739-7800 and then select Option 2 to obtain access to online filing, or email a request that includes your Aurora account number and business name to TaxLogin@auroragov.org. Please be advised that past due returns cannot be filed online at this time.
Filers requiring access to the old tax filing system can login at the following site:
New sales and use tax filing portal:
Determine if an Address is Located Within the City of Aurora
Click on the Property Information icon to access a site for help in verifying if an address is within the Aurora city limits.
When to File a Tax Return
Business Licensing and Tax Class
Aurora offers a free workshop designed to help new and existing businesses understand business licensing and taxes. This beginner level seminar is intended to explain what is necessary to start-up in Aurora, and all types of businesses are welcome. Understand the process of obtaining a business license in Aurora, taxpayer rights and responsibilities, taxes you may have to pay, and the reason that audits are conducted. Tax and Licensing staff will be available to answer questions specific to your industry or situation.
Please go to the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) web site for more details and to register. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration will help to ensure sufficient seating for everyone.