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Business property exemptions change


Last updated 12/28/2021 at 2:31pm

Under a new law, HB 21-1312, starting Jan 1, 2022, business personal property exemption will change from $7,900 to $50,000.

Effective January 1, 2022, any business owner whose Business Personal Property is $50,000 or less as per the Assessor Market Value, no longer needs to pay a Personal Property Tax, nor do they have to file the yearly Declaration Schedule with the County Assessor. Business Personal Property can be defined as everything which is not real property, typically portable or movable items.

The state will reimburse local governments for the lost property tax revenue caused by the increase, so it will have a net zero effect on the county Taxing Entities and be a bonus for our constituents.

“HB21-1312 is going to be great for our smaller mom and pops businesses,” said El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker.

For help, contact the El Paso County Assessor’s Office at 719-520-6600 or email [email protected]

You can also visit in person at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2300. Public hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The bill reinvests into the small businesses that really need this break and simplifies things for them by not having to pay a Business Personal Property Tax or filing their yearly Declaration Schedule,” Schleiker added.


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