This page provides information regarding the Public Improvement Fee that is collected at the Pueblo Crossing Retail Center. Below is an example of a placard that you will see at the cash register and an example of a typical receipt for a purchase.
Placard "Customer Price Disclosure / Public Improvement Fee" All customers are hereby notified that a Public Improvement Fee (PIF) in the amount of 0.5% will be added to the advertised price of all sales transactions. The PIF is used to pay for public improvements surrounding the Pueblo Crossing Retail Center. The PIF is NOT a sales tax, but is part of the price of goods and services sold and must be paid as part of the price of all taxable sales transactions. Therefore, it becomes part of the overall cost of the sale and is subject to sales tax. For more information, contact the City of Pueblo at 719-553-2659.
The Public Improvement Fee is 0.5% on all sales transactions. The PIF is specifically a fee and NOT a tax; therefore, it becomes a part of the overall cost of the sale/service and is subject to sales tax. The PIF is collected for the benefit of North Gateway Number 1 Public Improvement Corporation and is used to finance the public improvements surrounding the Pueblo Crossing Retail Center.
The City of Pueblo is collecting the PIF on behalf of North Gateway Number 1 Public Improvement Corporation. The PIF should not be confused with sales tax. Here is an example of a receipt that you may see at the Pueblo Crossing Retail Center:
Reminder: When sales tax is collected by the retailer, it will be collected on the total sales price of the product or services and the PIF.
Gift Certificate PIF (0.5%) Tax
Clothing Towels PIF (0.5%) Tax (7.4%)
Milk PIF Tax
$20.00 0.00 0.00$20.00
$18.00 12.00 0.1530.15 2.23$32.38
$ 2.75 0.00 0.00$ 2.75
Some items will not be subject to either PIF or sales tax.
Some items will be subject to both PIF and sales tax.
Food items for home consumption will not be subject to PIF or sales tax.