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Colorado tax help, forms and answers to thousands of Colorado tax questions. Handy summary of all Colorado taxes, including corporate and individual Colorado income taxes, credits, exemptions, deductions and more. Includes Colorado estate, gift and inheritance tax, miscellaneous Colorado taxes, pass-through entity treatment, payroll taxes, property taxes and Colorado sales & use taxes.

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Colorado State Tax Summary (TaxGrams ™)
Corporate Taxes
   Rates & Brackets:
      4.63%> $0
   Loss Carry-back/fwd: 0 Years Back / 20 Years Forward (Unlimited)
   Throwback Sales?: Y
   Foreign Tax Deductible?: N
   Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT): N
   Gross Receipts Tax: N
   Capital Stock (Net Worth) Tax?: N

Credits and Incentives
   Job Credits?: Y
   R&D Credits?: Y
   Investment Credits?: N

Individual Taxes
   Rates & Brackets:
      4.63% of federal taxable income
   Local Option IT Rate: None
   Federal Inc used as Base?: Y
   Standard Deductions: Single N/A / Joint N/A
   Personal Exemptions/Credits (c): Single N/A / Joint N/A / Dependent N/A
   Federal Tax Deductible?: N
   State Tax Deductible?: Y
   Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?: Y

Inheritance, Gift, Estate, Death Taxes
   Gift Tax?: N
   Estate Tax?: Copies Federal
   Inheritance Tax?: N
   Generation-Skipping Tax?: N

Miscellaneous Taxes
   Gas Tax: 22.0 cents/gallon
   Diesel Tax: 20.5 cents/gallon
   Cigarette Tax: 84.0 cents/20 pack

Pass-through Entities
   LLC Pass-through Recognized?: Y
   S-Corp Pass-through Recognized?: Y

Payroll Taxes
   Unemployment Insurance Tax Index ( #20

Property Taxes
   Median Tax Paid on Homes (Rank): $1,395 (#30)
   Median Value of Homes: $242,200
   Tax as % of Home Value (Rank): 0.58% (#38)
   Median Income of Homeowner: $72,539
   Tax as % of Income (Rank): 1.92% (#37)

Sales and Use Taxes
   State Rate: 2.9%
   County & City (Weighted Ave): 4.34%
   Combined State and Ave. Local Rates (Rank): 7.24% (#13)
   General Treatment of Services: Exempt
   Gas Exemption: Partial
   Grocery Exemption: Exempt



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Colorado Statutes

The Office of Legislative Legal Services edits, collates, and revises the laws enacted each session, with annotations, and prints them each year. Since 1997, the official set of statutes has been published each year in a softbound edition as well as an official CD-ROM edition. The Colorado Revised Statutes are also available on the Internet.

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Colorado: City of Boulder Sales/Use Tax Voluntary Disclosure

In order to enter into a voluntary disclosure agreement, the City of Boulder requires that the company provide certain information, representations and warranties.

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Colorado: Installment Agreement

When a business is unable to pay the full amount of a balance due requesting an Agreement to Pay plan is an option. For more information, please contact the Tax Auditing and Compliance Division at (303) 866-3711.

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Colorado: Voluntary Disclosure Program

The minimum requirements for any agreement include the filing of tax returns for any taxpayer once the agreement is reached. The process starts with the taxpayer or their representative downloading and reviewing these documents.

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What's New: Colorado

Revenue Today, quarterly. City & County Connections, quarterly. Tax Update, semiannually.

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