The Town of Frisco is a self-collecting sales tax jurisdiction. As such, Town sales tax should be remitted directly to the Town of Frisco with a Town of Frisco sales tax return form. All State, County and Special District (Summit Combined Housing Authority) sales taxes should be remitted to the State of Colorado on a state sales tax return form. The total 8.375% in sales taxes due within Town limits breaks down as follows:
2.9% State sales tax
2.0% Town sales tax to be remitted to the Town of Frisco
2.0% County sales tax
0.75% County mass transit tax (Summit Stage)
0.725% Special district sales tax (Summit Combined Housing Authority)
A total of 6.375% should be remitted to the State of Colorado
A total of 2.0% should be remitted to the Town of Frisco
In addition, the Town of Frisco levies a 2.35% lodging tax upon the rental of short-term (less than 30 days) lodging. This brings the total tax rate on the rental of short-term lodging to 10.725%. Town of Frisco sales and lodging taxes can be reported on the same return form for your convenience.
On November 8, 2022, Summit County voters authorized a Short-Term Rental Lodging Tax of 2% on all short-term lodging properties in unincorporated Summit County. This new lodging tax applies to all lodging stays having a rental term of less than 30 days. The short-term lodging tax will be effective January 1, 2023, and includes all short-term lodging stays including January 1, 2023, or later, regardless of when the reservation was made. Please refer to the Summit County website here for more details.
On April 5, 2022 registered voters in Frisco decided to raise the tax rate only on short-term rentals by 5% within town limits. Effective June 1, 2022 the total tax rate applied on Short Term Rentals is 15.725%. The collections of the new excise tax on short-term rentals will be used toward workforce housing.
For homeowners considering offering their Frisco property as a vacation or short-term rental, please refer to the information provided on the short term rental page.
If you have questions regarding the nicotine tax, please contact Summit County as they are the taxing authority for this tax.
Sale of Business Assets
It is also important to note that the Town of Frisco and the State of Colorado levy sales tax on the “sale of business assets other than inventory.” If you are planning to sell or purchase an existing business, please be sure that the correct amount of sales tax is collected on the sale of all tangible personal property, not included in inventory, associated with the sale. These items include, but are not limited to, computers, desks, chairs, tables, mattresses, etc. Please report and remit the Town of Frisco sales tax when purchasing a business using the sale of business assets other than inventory form.
Paper Sales Tax Filing
On June 28, 2022 Town Council approved an ordinance to establish a fee for processing paper tax/fee filings. The initial fee will be $5.00 per paper filing for tax or fee remittance forms and will take into effect on returns mailed in 2023. The intent of the fee is not to enhance revenues but to encourage the reduction of paper, as well as the use of the Town’s online filing and payment resources.
Please refer to the information provided on the Short Term Rental page if you are filling Sales and Lodging taxes for an STR license.
Before you begin, you will need the following:
Have an active account with Xpress Bill Pay, if you don’t have one follow the “Step-By-Step Instructions to Sign Up with Xpress Bill Pay” below.
Your Town of Frisco sales tax account number (same as your business license number)
A PIN number unique to your sales tax account – to obtain your PIN number, please contact the Revenue Specialist directly. You will also need to verify ownership of the account when requesting a PIN. To verify ownership, please have a copy of your most recently filed sales/lodging tax return available when making your request.
Your checking/savings account number and bank routing number
You may have an active Xpress Bill Pay account (if you already pay your water bills online, then you have an existing account). If you already have an Xpress Bill Pay account and have obtained your PIN for business tax filing, please skip down to the “Instructions to File & Pay Business Sales Tax Online”.
Please read all instructions carefully before proceeding to the online filing and payment system.
Below are step-by-step instructions for paying your business tax online; it’s easier than it looks, and once you set it up, you are good to go! The following button provides more generic instructions, but with helpful screen shots.
Click on the “Create a New Account” button and fill in the email address and password fields and click “NEXT”. Certain browsers require verification that you are not a robot. If your browser requires this, an “I’m not a robot” step will show here as well. (If you’ve already signed up with Xpress Bill Pay and have an account, you can log in with your email address and password rather than creating another account.)
Next, you will need to verify your email address. Please log into your email account and open the email with the following subject line, “Verify email address for Xpress Bill Pay” from email@example.com.
After clicking the “Verify Email” button, you will be automatically redirected to screen that lets you know that your email has been verified successfully. Please click “CONTINUE” to log in to your new Xpress Bill Pay account.
Next you will need to locate your billing organization. This is where you select your city or billing organization from the list of organizations listed when you use the search function. Search Town of Frisco or 80443 to find the Town of Frisco.
Enter the requested information on the “Add New Account” screen. 1. Select “Online Business Tax” 2. Enter your Sales Tax License/Account number and PIN number. You may also contact Revenue Specialist Sole Drumwright if you do not have this information. 3. Select “Locate Account.” You have now successfully linked your first account to your new login. If you add more accounts, they will all be listed on your “Accounts” page.
To begin paying your bill, click on the “View” button and under “Unfiled Taxes” you can choose sales tax returns that need to be filed or “Filed Taxes” to view previously filed returns.
Click on the return you wish to file or view. Enter your relevant sales numbers into the corresponding lines. Take time to ensure that you have entered each number on the correct line.
After entering your amounts, the return will be will be auto calculated, including the lodging tax (if applicable) on line 5b using your total amount on line 4- this can be manually entered/ overridden if needed.
There is an option to “Save Without Filing”. This is recommended if you are having problems; otherwise, you will have to file an “AMENDED” paper return in order to fix any numbers entered incorrectly.
When you are finished click on “File Return”.
Click on the green button that says “PAY NOW” to add the bill to the cart.
When you select “Proceed to Checkout”, you will be able to choose which type of payment method you wish to use. You can pay using an electronic funds transfer from a checking or savings account.
After selecting “Add Payment Method” from the “Select Pay Method” drop-down, enter the information for each field. Once all the fields are completed, select “Confirm”.
Once your payment method has been selected and all fields are completed, select “Review and Confirm.”
Review the entered information, and if all is correct, select “Submit Payment.” If you need to edit some information, select, “Back to Checkout” in the top left-hand corner.
Once transaction is complete a “SUCCESS” message will pop up on the screen and a confirmation email will be sent to you.
Once you begin the online filing process, technical questions regarding the Xpress Bill Pay website must be directed to Xpress Bill Pay technical support at 800-766-2350. For non-technical questions specifically for the Town of Frisco, please call the Revenue Specialist at 970-668-9127.
The Town of Frisco will accept the State of Colorado Affidavit of Exempt Sale.
The current sales and lodging tax financial report can be accessed through the button below. Please note that it does take 30-45 days to receive monthly tax figures from the State of Colorado so reporting will be delayed.