Colorado Sales Tax on Vending Machine Sales Colorado: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Vending Machine Sales subject to sales tax?

While Colorado's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of vending machine sales in Colorado, including food and merchandise. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Colorado.

In the state of Colorado, certain items are considered to be taxable. This includes carbonated water, any chewing gum, all seeds and plants meant for growing food, any pre-prepared salads and salad bars, cold sandwiches, deli trays, candy, all sorts of soft drinks and hot and cold beverages which are served in unsealed cups through the use of a vending machine.

In the state of Colorado, sales for 15 cents or less are considered to be exempt.

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