In 2022, Colorado residents started paying a new 27 cent “doorstep” tax on every restaurant, grocery and e-commerce purchase delivered directly to their homes. Despite growing backlash from consumers and businesses in Colorado, other states are considering imposing similar harmful doorstep taxes.
Doorstep deliveries are an integral part of daily life for most Americans, and the delivery ecosystem is a growing and essential service for families across the U.S. The growth of doorstep delivery has provided a convenient and accessible way for consumers to receive essential items, food and various other goods, empowered small businesses and local restaurants to expand their customer bases and supported millions of jobs.
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‘Delivery Fees’ Are the Newest Way for States to Raise Your Taxes
Real Clear Markets
Unnecessary delivery tax causes more harm than good to Minnesotans
State Delivery Taxes Could Bring More Traffic, More Stress, and Fewer Orders for Local Restaurants
Chamber of Progress
Letter: Minnesota Retailers to Legislators Opposing Delivery Tax
Minnesota Retailers Association
Confusion swirls as Colorado imposes new retail delivery fee, catching businesses by surprise
The Denver Gazette
Confusion, frustration over Colorado’s 27 cent retail delivery fee
KUSA – Denver, CO
Colorado Senate president willing to nix frustrating provision of retail delivery fee
Denver Business Journal
Colorado’s new retail delivery fee takes effect, drawing criticism
Taxing a fee: Some Colorado cities profit from controversial state delivery fee
The Denver Gazette
Group says new retail delivery fee will pose 'a significant burden' on Colorado business operations
The Center Square
New Colorado retail delivery fee causing issues for small businesses
KKTV - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado is a clear outlier. No other state is seriously considering imposing delivery taxes. Below are just a few examples of how other states’ are addressing declining gas tax revenues.