Tax exempt Field Trips:
Butterfly Pavilion does not charge retail sales tax for admission. We do charge an admissions tax that we pay directly to the City of Westminster.
All admission prices quoted above include this 3% tax.
Your class fee is not subject to this tax.
The tax amount will not print on your receipt.
Your state and local sales tax exemption DOES NOT WORK to exempt you from the Westminster Admissions Tax.
You may be exempt from this tax, if your school or school district has applied directly to the City of Westminster for an exemption.
If you are eligible for the tax exemption, you can lower your admission rate from $3.50 to $3.40 per child. If you would like to claim the Westminster tax exemption, please follow these directions. We cannot refund taxes after you have paid your admission.
If you have a tax exempt certificate from the City of Westminster, your organization’s name will be on the City’s list – available at http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/Portals/0/Repository/Documents/Business/EOListing.pdf
If you are not on this list, you may apply for tax exemption from admissions tax through the City of Westminster. For more information and the application, go to http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/Portals/0/Repository/Documents/Business/AppCertTaxExemption.pdf
If you are requesting that your group not be charged the admissions tax because you have a City of Westminster tax exempt certificate, the following will apply:
You must complete the City of Westminster’s Affidavit of Tax Exempt Purchase EACH time you visit. You must include your Westminster tax exempt number on this form – your number can be found on the list of organizations (link above). Download the form: http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/Portals/0/Repository/Documents/Business/ExemptPurchAffidavit.pdf
Your visit must be paid for directly by the tax exempt organization. Personal checks, cash and personal credit cards will not be accepted.
If you are exempted from the City of Westminster tax, and you present the appropriate affidavit (with your Westminster exemption number), student admission for a class visit will be $4.40 (instead of $5.00). Tax exempt admission for extra adults will be $9.25 (instead of $9.50). We cannot extend the tax exempt rate without the form and number, and we cannot refund the taxes after your visit.