I was out of the country for part of the year and missed
the April state income tax filing deadline. Can I use the state's
automatic extension of time to file?
If you were living or traveling abroad on April 15, the deadline for
filing your return and paying any taxes owed is June 15. However, if
you need more time to file you will automatically have until October 15,
to file your state tax return. This extension of time to file only
applies to the actual return -- not money owed. If tax is owed, you can
avoid any late payment penalties if you pay at least 90 percent of your
tax liability by June 15.
When filing your
tax return attach a statement to the front indicating "Abroad On April
after filing your Colorado income tax return you find you owe state
income tax rather than mailing a check, you can pay using our electronic
check or credit card
Online Tax Payment service. This online service includes an
administrative fee. For credit card transactions, the administrative
processing fee is the amount due plus $0.77 multiplied by 2.25%. If you
choose to pay with cash in the form of an echeck, the administrative
processing fee is discounted to $1.00 per transaction.
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