Colorado’s new Retail Delivery Fee went into effect July 1st. This “fee” was passed by the State Legislature during the 2021 legislative session (SB21-260).
By calling it a “fee” and not a “tax” our elected officials were able to skirt around TABOR, which requires all new taxes be approved by a vote of the people who will be required to pay them. Yet the state actually recognizes it’s a tax which is why it’s regulated by the Taxation Division, even listed on their Tax website (
My opponent, Rep Tracey Bernett, not only voted for this bill but she co-sponsored it.
According to 9 News:

Colorado consumers will start noticing a 27-cent fee on receipts for almost everything that gets delivered to them, including restaurant food, after Colorado’s new “retail delivery fee” took effect July 1.

The fee must be collected and paid to the state by retailers “on all deliveries by motor vehicle to a location in Colorado with at least one item of tangible personal property subject to state sales or use tax,” according to the new law.

The new fee is occurring at a time of record-setting inflation, spiking home prices, and a general sense of how unaffordable living in Colorado has become, particularly in metro Denver. It’s also occurring even as elected officials promise to do everything in their power to lift the economic burden on residents.

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