Colorado Carryout Bag Fee Effective January 1, 2023

Bradley Feimer
November 16, 2022

Enacted July 6, 2021, HB 1162 establishes a $0.10 “carryout bag fee” in the state of Colorado. The fee applies to paper bags as well as single-use plastic carryout bags provided at the point of sale of certain stores effective January 1, 2023. Locals may establish a higher fee by ordinance or resolution beginning July 1, 2024. Lastly, the new law limits the use of single-use carryout bags and expanded polystyrene food containers effective January 1, 2024.

The full text of the legislation may be found here.

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Bradley Feimer

Bradley Feimer is Regulatory Counsel at Sovos. Within Sovos’s Regulatory Analysis function, Bradley focuses on domestic sales tax, international Value Added Tax, and Global Sales Tax. Bradley received a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and J.D. at Suffolk University Law School. Bradley is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
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