Dear City of Aspen Taxpayer,
Changes to Sales and Lodging Tax Deadlines and Requirements:
City of Aspen retailers that are required to file a sales tax return for March sales - due on April 20, 2020 - may extend remittance of the tax payment to May 20, 2020. This one-month extension is being provided as a mirror to the State tax deferral process for the same period.
To be eligible for this tax payment deferral you MUST meet these two criteria:
- Businesses must be current (filed and paid in full) on their February tax remittance (previously due March 20, 2020).
- This is a one-month deferment of the tax payment ONLY; it is NOT a deferral of the tax filing requirement by April 20 – please complete and send in your tax filing on time regardless of taking advantage of this one-month payment deferral.
If you do not meet the two above criteria, then you will be subject to regular penalties and interest. Additionally, if you do not comply with the above, you will likely not be considered for City financial assistance as part of the recent COVID relief program.
If your account is current and a filing is received by April 20th, the City will waive all penalties and interest associated with the one-month deferral. If you do not wish to take advantage of this deferral, please remit collected tax as usual – this is the preferred option but the above noted allowance is available, if desired.
City of Aspen Finance Department Operations Modifications:
The City of Aspen Finance Department is still open for business online and by phone. Please visit our website https://www.cityofaspen.com/364/Finance for additional information.