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:
How and Where to File
A Sales and Use Tax return will be mailed to you, or you may download the Sales and Use Tax return here.
Send the form and payment to:
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 account number and business name to TaxLogin@auroragov.org. Please be advised that past due returns cannot be filed online at this time.
Once you obtain a username and password, please login at the following site:
After signing in, you will see the following tabs:
Selecting the Current Filings tab will show the current period available to be filed. A period will only appear if it is current and time to file. Click on the row to open the Sales and Use Tax return. For example in the screen shown below, you would click on line 1 to open the March 2007 Sales and Use Tax Return.
A new window will open with the tax return and the following tabs:
Submitting your return will give you the option of printing and mailing the return, along with your check, or opening a new window to pay via ACH deduction from your checking account. The $1.15 fee only applies to payments made using the ACH window after the implementation period.
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
Tax Office Relocation
We are pleased to announce the Tax Section relocation to the first floor of the Aurora Municipal Center as of Monday August 26, 2013. Suite 1100 (Business Licensing Office) will now be a combined Tax and Licensing Division. This move will provide convenient access for visitors to Tax and Licensing staff.
Hours of operation will remain at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday.
Contact phone numbers:
City of Aurora
Tax and Licensing Division
15151 E Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80012
Business Licensing and Tax Class
Aurora now 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.