Due to the increase in electronic filings each year and to reduce mailing and print costs, starting in 2012 the Colorado Department of Revenue will discontinue mailing income tax booklets to taxpayers.
In past years, the department has mailed booklets only to those taxpayers who have not made the switch to electronic filing.
What are my filing options?
• NetFile — This Web-based, free service is easy to use and available through Revenue Online. www.colorado.gov/revenueonline, click Individual, then File a Return.
• Tax software program of your choice.
• Tax professional.
• Paper return (note: paper filing increases your chances of errors and processing delays).
Revenue Online is an electronic service which provides taxpayers and tax professionals easy access to previously filed tax returns, payment history, refund status and other information through the department’s online service. Offering these services online, in one place, will help taxpayers and tax professionals to quickly and easily submit documents online and transact tax business with the department. Sign up to access your tax account in the same way you can access your bank account online. Once you start using Revenue Online, you will be able to file, pay and manage your Colorado taxes.
I don’t have a way to file online – where can I get forms?
Printed income booklets will still be provided to participating libraries throughout the state. Forms will be available after January 1, 2012.
Copies of booklets will also be available at all state tax district offices, as well as all Colorado driver’s license offices.
Forms can also be downloaded from the Colorado Taxation website at www.TaxColorado.com under Tax Forms > Individual Income > Current Filing Year.