The total sales tax rate for Rio Blanco County is 6.5%. This is county wide, which means neither Meeker nor Rangely has a city tax. The breakdown is 2.9% Colorado State Sales Tax and 3.6% Rio Blanco County Sales Tax. Rio Blanco County sales tax is state collected which means the entire 6.5% goes to the state and 3.6% is then distributed back to Rio Blanco County. Rio Blanco County is considered "Statutory" or "State Collected" and must follow State taxing statutes and regulations where written. Rio Blanco County sales tax is remitted to the Colorado Department of Revenue on a Colorado Retail Sales Tax Return DR0100.
Sales Tax License
You must have a State of Colorado sales tax license in order to have a retail business. Forms are available online or at the Rio Blanco County Sales and Use Tax Department or by calling Debbie Morlan at 970-878-9610 to have one mailed to you. After the State of Colorado processes your new account information, they send it to Rio Blanco County on a new accounts list. A license application for the county will then be mailed to you. There is no charge for the county license. The Town of Meeker does not require a business license, but the Town of Rangely does. They can be reached at 970-675-8477.