To provide, to all of our customers, prompt and accurate financial services, information and planning in a fiscally responsible manner
.The Finance Department is responsible for accounting and reporting, including; accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant administration, financial compliance, and internal accounting controls.
The department coordinates the development of the county budget and financial projections. Oversees the appropriations process.
The Pitkin County Finance Department coordinates the collection of the county's 0.5% (one half of one percent) use tax on construction and building material. Anyone doing construction and building work in Pitkin County can obtain a Use Tax Certificate and must pay a Use Tax Deposit. The Finance Department issues County Use Tax Certificates records county use tax returns and performs administrative and enforcement/audit functions.
All County sales taxes are collected by the State. For any information and questions regarding sales tax remittance please contact the Department of Revenue.
In November 2019, Pitkin County voters approved a dedicated sales tax on all cigarettes, tobacco and nicotine products to begin January 1, 2020. The tax is applied at these levels, specifically:
a new county sales tax of three dollars and twenty cents ($3.20) per pack of twenty cigarettes sold and increasing by an amount of ten cents annually thereafter until the tax is four dollars ($4.00) per pack of twenty cigarettes; and
a new sales tax of 40% on the sales price of all other tobacco and nicotine products. Tobacco and nicotine products include not only all products containing tobacco or nicotine or that is derived from tobacco but also any device that can be used to deliver tobacco or nicotine to the person inhaling from the device, i.e. e-cigarettes, pipes, and vaporizers.
These taxes shall apply to all inventory under the possession and control of any retailer as of January 1, 2020 and all cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products sold thereafter.
WHO MUST FILE A RETURN
Any retailer who sells or offers for sale tobacco or nicotine products or tobacco paraphernalia must collect the sales tax and file a return.
HOW TO FILE A RETURN
Pitkin County tobacco tax returns are to be filed monthly though the Town of Snowmass Village’s online sales tax return portal. Returns are due by the 20th of each month.
- Go to: https://snowmassvillage.munirevs.com
- Click the Green “Go” button on the left hand side for New Users Registration
- Enter your email address. This will send you an email with instructions to complete your registration.
- Follow the Instructions in the E-mail which will prompt you to click on a link to bring you to a secure User Profile screen.
*Please write in the description that you are remitting taxes for cigarettes, tobacco and nicotine products.
For questions about using the Town of Snowmass Village system please contact:
- MUNIRevs at 1-888-751-1911 or email at email@example.com or
- Kimberlee Hussong, Sales Tax & Financial Analyst, Town of Snowmass Village at (970) 923-3796
For all other questions please contact: Ann Driggers, Finance Director/Treasurer, Pitkin County. Phone: (970) 920-5225