Windsor sales tax rate is currently 3.65% regardless which county the Windsor address is located in. The Windsor sales tax rate is in addition to, State of Colorado and Larimer County sales tax. Weld County currently has no sales tax. Larimer County and State of Colorado sales and use tax rates can be found online or by calling 970-494-9805. Per Windsor Municipal Code Sec. 4-3-510, Sales Tax Returns are required even when there is no tax due.
Online Business License & Sales Tax Filing
Town of Windsor Finance uses an online portal for business licenses and sales tax filing. The platform is hosted at Windsor MUNIRevs
To gain online access to an existing business, contact [email protected] to receive an account number and activation code.
To register a new business, complete the registration process at Windsor MUNIRevs
Carryout bag fee returns and payment are due by the 20th day of the month following the reporting quarter. Returns should be filed through Windsor MUNIRevs. Please contact [email protected] for MUNIRevs Tasks and questions.
Carryout Bag Fee Exemption
At their March 13, 2023 meeting Windsor Town Board adopted an ordinance to exempt sales/use tax on carryout bag fees, retail delivery fees, and personal hygiene products purchased within town limits. Personal hygiene products include incontinence products, diapers and period products. The ordinance became effective on March 23, 2023. To read the full text of the updated code, visit the town’sMunicipal Code page.
The Town of Windsor requires that any entity with a physical presence engaged in business within the town limits obtain a Business/Sales Tax License. This includes businesses making retail sales, wholesalers, home-based businesses and businesses that provide services only. A business with more than one establishment engaged in business in the Town would also need to obtain a separate license for each location.
The license is an annual license based on the calendar year and does not transfer from one location to another, nor does it transfer to new owners. Effective July 1, 2023 this Windsor license is provided at no cost.
Business may not be conducted until an approved Business/Sales Tax License is obtained. Please allow ten (10) business days for processing and approval.
Per Municipal Code Sec 4-3-340, a "special event" is defined as a retail sales event where three (3) or more people, businesses, or organizations are making sales of tangible personal property, at one location in Windsor, for less than seven (7) consecutive days. Only the Event Organizer is required to complete a Special Event Sales Tax License in Windsor MUNIRevs
The cost of the Special Event Sales Tax Licenses is $25. Plan accordingly to allow a minimum of twenty (20) business days for processing and approval so your event is not delayed or cancelled.
Examples (not all inclusive) of Sales Tax and Use Tax exemptions may apply to:
- Government agencies;
- Public and Private schools grades K-12. This includes K-12 organizations whose proceeds are strictly used for the benefit of a K-12 school or K-12 school-approved student organizations group;
- Churches and entities organized for religious purposes; and
- Charitable Organizations holding a 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination from the IRS Department of the Treasury can claim exemption. A copy of the letter must be on file in Windsor Finance. *Not every charitable or civic organization qualifies for sales or use tax Exemption.
- Purchases of Motor Vehicles registered inside the Windsor city limits are exempt. The exemption does not apply to leases or rentals of a motor vehicles registered inside the city limits.
More information can be found under definitions of “Charitable Organization” in Chapter 4 of the Windsor Municipal Code or contact [email protected]