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Colorado Tax Amnesty Ends November 15

  • Nov 9, 2011 | Susan McLain

The amnesty program that brought in more than $800,000 in the first month, is now winding down to a close.  Many states will occasionally offer “amnesty” time periods where delinquent taxpayers can come forward and, with impunity from criminal or civil action, “come clean” and pay their debt. Some states will waive all penalties and fees, but others will reduce the penalties and fees.

Colorado is offering a reduction in interest for the delinquent time period. Taxes that were due on or before December 31, 2010, qualify if the taxpayer is not already under investigation for delinquency or facing criminal investigation.

If a taxpayer meets the eligibility requirements, then “…a payment plan may be set up. However, the full amount of the tax and half of any interest due must be paid no later than Dec. 31, 2011.” To take advantage of the amnesty program, learn more at the Colorado Department of Revenue website and take action before Tuesday, November 15, 2011, when the amnesty opportunity closes.

Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”