The Town of Vail is a home rule municipality that collects its own sales tax. Sales tax within the town is a total of 8.4 percent, with the exception of short-term lodging which is 9.8 percent after the addition of a 1.4 percent local marketing district tax. The 1.4 percent Vail Local Marketing District tax is charged for rooms or accommodations within Vail town boundaries and used for marketing Vail's summer season. The State of Colorado collects the state tax, the Eagle County tax and the Vail Local Marketing District Tax.
A Vail sales tax license is required when a person is engaged in business within the town and selling retail in the town, tangible personal property or services that are taxable. A sales tax license with the town is no charge. Sales tax is due to the Town of Vail the 20th of the following month and the town does not offer a vendors fee. The application for a sales tax license and the sales tax remittance form are included in the forms section of this Web site.
A Town of Vail business license is required when a business has a physical location within the Town of Vail. The business license fee is determined by business type and location. All fees generated from the business license are earmarked for marketing Vail and special events. The Town of Vail application and fee schedules are included in the forms section of this Web site.
Jacque M. Lovato
Sales Tax Manager