Colorado Department of Revenue
File your Colorado taxes electronically, and put another income tax season behind you.
Each year, thousands of paper tax returns contain errors or missing documentation that may delay your refund. The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a FREE, convenient and secure electronic filing services which are available 24-hours a day, every day throughout the income tax season to file your state income tax returns. This convenient, accurate and secure electronic filing system not only save filers time but helps to process your filing faster. And if you're expecting a refund, speed is important. We also encourage taxpayers to complete a Colorado 104 Individual Income Tax form prior to using this system. It will make the process go faster.
There are many other electronic filing websites and tax software that can be used to file Colorado income tax returns, but some are not free.† Itís up to you to choose the method of electronic payment you want to use, but all methods will help ensure the return is free of math errors.† Thatís one of the benefits of electronic filing.† A clean return helps with a faster refund.
Colorado NetFile is a web-based system that is quick and easy to use. Once you have completed your federal income tax return you can log into†www.netfile.state.co.us†to file your state return. The NetFile system guides users through the form line-by-line and corrects math errors as you go along.
Before you complete your e-file return the Colorado Department of Revenue offers one more method to receive your refund check faster and safer.
Direct Deposit is a fast and secure alternative to receiving a refund check. The Colorado Department of Revenue is pleased that more than half of taxpayers who receive refunds are choosing Direct Deposit. The money is transmitted electronically directly into the taxpayer's bank account - no worries about a check lost in the mail or having to make a special trip to the bank. To receive your refund by Direct Deposit simply fill in your bank routing number and account number when you e-file.
Attention Tax Professionals
When you are filing Colorado individual income tax electronically for your clients this year, please note that if your client owes tax, your software will not allow Colorado checkoff donations to be made on returns with tax liabilities. Taxpayers who have a refund may donate a portion of the refund, and those who owe can also make checkoff donations on their return. Donations may be made directly to the organizations listed on the 2012 Colorado 104 individual income tax return. For information about each checkoff program and links to each fund, visit www.CheckoffColorado.com.