by Teresa Farnsworth June 17, 2022

New Colorado Retail Delivery Fee Impacts Retailers Starting This Summer

In Summary:

  • Begins July 1, 2022
  • Applies to all retail sales delivered by a motor vehicle to a location in Colorado (includes 3rd-party deliveries)
  • $0.27 per retail sale for delivery
  • Charged to the purchaser
  • Collected by the retailer and remitted to CDOR
  • Follows sales tax filing frequencies and due dates
  • Filed on a separate return, form DR 1786

More Details:

Effective July 1, 2022, Colorado imposes a retail delivery fee (RDF) on all deliveries by motor vehicle to a location in Colorado with at least one item of tangible personal property subject to state sales or use tax.

The retailer or marketplace facilitator that collects the sales or use tax on the tangible personal property sold and delivered, including delivery by a third party, is liable to collect and remit the retail delivery fee. Deliveries include when any taxable goods are mailed, shipped, or otherwise delivered by motor vehicle to a purchaser in Colorado.

Retailers that make retail deliveries must show the total of the fees on the receipt or invoice as one item called “retail delivery fees”.

If every item in a retail sale is exempt from sales tax, the delivery is also exempt from the retail delivery fee. However, if one or more items in the transaction are subject to sales tax, the retail delivery fee is due. Each sale for delivery is considered a single “retail delivery” regardless of how many shipments are needed to deliver the items purchased.

The retail delivery fee is made up of six different fees. The rates are listed below.

Chart of the CO RDF breakdown

For more information on the fee and how to file, go to

Please note: 

The retail delivery fee is not a sales tax and therefore will not be reflected in any Zip2Tax Sales Tax data.

Teresa Farnsworth
Teresa Farnsworth

Teresa Farnsworth is the VP / Account Manager at Zip2Tax. She works closely with her clients to make sure they have just what they need to collect the right amount of sales or use tax in the U.S. and Canada. Questions? Chat with Teresa on the Web site, the Subscriber User Portal, or call her direct line; 866-492-8494.

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