Will I ever get audited?
  • Possibly. Since 2009, the Finance Department has a sales and use tax audit program.
  • The audit period includes all reporting periods with due dates which fall within the 36 month period preceding the date of the notice of audit.

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1. What are the due dates and monthly filing requirements?
2. When preparing my sales tax return, what supporting documents for my deductions should I retain?
3. If my business is service oriented, would I ever need to collect sales tax?
4. I over collected sales tax on several transactions. How do I account for this excess tax on my return?
5. What do I do if a purchaser insists they are exempt from tax but cannot produce the appropriate documentation?
6. Why does Aspen have a lodging tax and how much is it?
7. If I rent my house on a short-term basis, for example, through a vacation website or property management company, am I required to collect and remit sales and lodging taxes?
8. My lodging establishment charges a civic assessment / convenience / booking / service fee on each booking. Is that subject to sales and lodging tax?
9. Will I ever get audited?