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Retail marijuana is subject to a 3% excise tax on the average market price of retail marijuana. The excise tax is imposed on the first sale or transfer from a retail marijuana cultivation facility to a retail marijuana store, retail marijuana product manufacturing facility or to another retail marijuana cultivation facility. The tax shall be calculated on the basis of the category of the retail marijuana product (I.e., Flower, Trim, or Immature Plant) being sold or transferred. This tax was 1% in 2016 and increased to 2% in 2017 and then increased to 3% in 2018 and years following.
Excise Tax Returns and payments are due the 20th of the month for transfers that occurred in the previous month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or Holiday when the Excise Tax office is closed, the due date is the next business day. Please refer to the Remittance Schedule
NO, the Excise Tax Return Form must be received in the Excise Tax office by the time-date requirements set forth. A postmark on a mailed return does not meet the due date requirement.
The Excise Tax office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, except on Holidays when offices are closed, refer to the Remittance Schedule for days the Excise Tax office is closed, Excise Tax Remittance Schedule
Tax returns and payments by check, money order or certified check may be mailed to:
Pueblo West Metropolitan District
Attn: Excise Tax
P.O. Box 7005
Pueblo West, CO 81007
There will be an additional 10% penalty due on the amount not remitted on time. In addition, a Deficiency Letter will be mailed to you. You will have 10 days to respond to the Deficiency Letter. If you do not respond within 10 days, a Default Notice will be mailed and you will also be subject to a Mandatory Audit at your expense.
Remember, if there is a problem with your Return Form, someone from the Excise Tax office will need to contact you so the most current contact information is always needed.
Payments can be made in person at the Pueblo West Metropolitan District Administrative Offices located at: 781 East Industrial Boulevard Pueblo West, CO 81007, or by mail to P.O. Box 7005, Pueblo West, CO 81007.