A very special breakfast or lunchtime seminar: Learn about Colorado sales tax law and compliance

Jointly sponsored by the City of Salida, Salida Creative District, Salida Business Alliance and the Salida Chamber of Commerce

Look around downtown Salida and notice anything different? You may be aware that a number of improvements have been made to your downtown: Sackett Avenue reconstruction, current reconstruction on H Street, stamped concrete crosswalks, more trees downtown, bike racks (creative ones too!), clean streets, empty trash cans, and beautiful parks…the list goes on. Salida is looking better than ever today and it is thanks in large part to the sales tax collected from the dollars spent in Salida. Sales tax forms the base of the budget for the general government activities of the City of Salida.

Without sales tax, the City of Salida could not pay for many of the amenities and services that one can easily take for granted. In addition to all the beautiful amenities in Salida, sales taxes pay for Fire and Police to protect and ensure the City is safe. Without the ability to pay City staff who ensure projects are completed and infrastructure is regularly maintained, the City would not look as well kept as it does. Simply put, without sales taxes Salida would not attract the volume of visitors or tourists that support the businesses, amenities, and jobs in our town. Nor would we all feel as safe without the excellent public safety personnel equipped to handle medical calls, accidents, crime (yes, even here), and other public safety incidents.

Ruth West, Colorado Department of Revenue Taxpayer Education Specialist, will present two workshops on Thursday, September 18 at the SteamPlant Event Center, 220 W. Sackett, that will explain Colorado tax law; she will help develop practical skills toward Colorado tax law compliance and answer your questions. There will be a morning session from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. with a free light breakfast provided and a lunch session with snacks provided (bring your own brown bag lunch) from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Both sessions are free and open to the public. The class is ideal for new or current Colorado businesses who want to learn the basics and for tax preparers who consult with Colorado clients on sales taxes. Participants learn Colorado sales tax concepts including multiple jurisdictions and tax rates; how to use the DR 1002; what is available on the Taxation websites as well as Revenue Online services; state sales tax terminology and specific factors in taxation and filing situations.

Please RSVP for this class by going to: http://www.revenue.state.co.us/TaxClass/ClassSchedule.aspx

For more information about this class contact Emily Katsimpalis, Special Projects Coordinator at 719-530-2628 or Emily.katsimpalis@cityofsalida.com

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