Non-profit organizations located in or outside of the City must obtain a Wheat Ridge Exempt Organization License in order to be exempt from City taxes. Status as a U.S. 501c(3) organization may be a qualifier for City exemption. A comprehensive application process is the sole determinant, although an expedited process is available on a limited basis. There is no fee.
Non-profit organizations located in the City are subject to the same zoning and building requirements as for-profit businesses and are required to license for that reason.
Vendors Exempting Tax on Sales
It is recommended that a vendor exempting tax on sales to a non-profit organization retain a copy of the organization's exemption letter issued by the City or a simple form listing the organization's name, address, exempt purpose, and City Exempt Organization License Number.