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Breckenridge should collect sales taxes on lift tickets and on-mountain food

We are all happy to contribute to our beautiful little town of Breckenridge – businesses, homeowners, residents, visitors and buyers of property.

The town’s main income is from sales taxes, the 1 percent Breckenridge real estate transfer tax and the lodging tax.

I do not mean to pick on the Breckenridge ski resort, but for the largest business in town, it doesn’t seem right for it not to collect any sales tax on its lift ticket sales to pass on to the town.

This is a pass-through tax and would greatly help the town’s budget. I don’t think anyone would mind paying a few dollars in sales tax with their purchase of their ticket or ski pass.

They wouldn’t ski somewhere else because of it. If that were true, we should not collect any sales tax on other businesses.

Also, the ski resort does not collect any sales taxes for the town on its very busy mountain restaurants and I don’t see the prices there less than other restaurants in town.

The resort does not plan to collect any sales taxes in its future Peak 7 restaurant which it hopes to operate both day and night when it opens.

If I am misunderstanding this huge inequity and unfairness to all other businesses in town, would someone please explain this to me.

Carol Rockne


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