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Use Tax


Use tax is due when a city sales tax has not been paid on the purchase, rental, or lease of tangible personal property that is stored, used, or consumed in the City of Lakewood. Use tax applies to every business located in Lakewood that makes purchases other than inventory.


For Lakewood, the combined use tax rate is 7.0%:

  State of Colorado 2.9%
  RTD (1.0%) + Cultural (0.1%)                              1.1%
  City of Lakewood* 3.0%
  Total Combined Rate 7.0%


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