Making small business sales tax payments in Colorado just got easier, thanks to a new service now offered by the Colorado Department of Revenue and Colorado.gov, the state’s official Web site. With this user-friendly new service, small business owners can file and pay their Colorado sales taxes through a secure Web site in a matter of minutes.
“This new service is a real convenience for our small business taxpayers. It will not only increase government efficiency, but it will increase the efficiency of small business owners and their interaction with state government as well,” said Roxy Huber, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue.
The new service automates the sales tax filing process online and guides users through the system step-by-step. This service is available to all single-location business owners in Colorado who make up the state’s largest sales tax license holding group. The system accommodates both users that need to pay sales tax and those who did not have any net sales for the tax period (also known as “Zero Filers”).
First time users will need to input their business name, their sales tax account number, and the payment amount of their most recent state sales tax return. The system then automatically verifies the business account and calculates the proper state, city, county, and special district taxes that apply to that particular business owner. It also completes the relevant sales tax return forms (form DR-0100) for them.Once the form is complete, the user may complete the process by remitting their payment electronically via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, electronic check, or the Department of Revenue’s Electronic Funds Transfer system. All payments are processed through Colorado.gov’s secure electronic payment system. Users can begin using the system immediately at www.colorado.gov/SalesTax. About Colorado.gov Colorado.gov is the official Web site of the state of Colorado and a collaborative effort between the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) and Colorado Interactive, LLC, to help Colorado government entities Web-enable their information services. SIPA is responsible for Colorado.gov. Colorado Interactive operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About SIPA The Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) was created by an act of the Colorado State Legislature in 2004. The mission of SIPA is to provide efficient and effective services for citizens through the use of modern business practices and innovative technology solutions. Additional information is available at www.colorado.gov/sipa. About NIC NIC Inc. is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.