$3.5 Million in Legalized Marijuana Taxes and Fees

COLORADO – The numbers are in! According to data, during the month of January, the first month of recreational pot sales, the legalized industry earned more than $3.5 million in revenue.

Recreational marijuana is taxed in several ways.

  • 15% excise tax,
  • 10% special sales tax,
  • 2.9% sales tax.

Medical marijuana has another 2.9% sales tax.

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced that the total income from the taxes was $2,927,095 and $592,661 came from application and licensing fee revenues.

59 businesses filed a return, only 24 were actually approved to operate on January 1, 2014.

For help with your sales & use tax needs, contact us at:  www.davisanddavisllc.com.

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