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Common Questions

  1. What do I do if my employer refuses to send me my W-2 or 1099 forms?
  2. How do I report someone I believe is evading paying Colorado State taxes on their motor vehicle license registration (i.e. Montana license plate on an RV of a Colorado State resident)?
  3. What do I do if my tax return has been rejected because someone else has filed a return under my Social Security Number (SSN)?
  4. What do I do if my employer refuses to pay me wages I am owed?
  5. What do I do if my employer or someone I know is paying their employees ‘under the table’?
  6. What do I do if I know someone is selling items and not charging sales tax/not remitting sales tax?
  7. What do I do if I know illegal immigrants are working for a Colorado Company?
  8. What do I do if my ex-spouse is incorrectly claiming my child under their taxes?
  9. What do I do if I know someone is avoiding paying their child support by being paid ‘under the table’ at their job?
  10. What do I do if I received a Statement of Account or Garnishment from the Colorado Department of Revenue and I am not sure why I owe this money and/or this is not me?
  11. What criteria is needed for a business/entity to be qualified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization?
  12. Is a business illegal if they are not registered on the Colorado State Secretary Web site?
  13. What do I do if I know someone is not filing their taxes?
  14. Is there a reward or finder’s fee for reporting a Tax Crime? 

 


 

  1. What do I do if my employer refuses to send me my W-2 or 1099 forms?

Steps to take:

a) If the employer does not comply, the first step is to contact the IRS and report the issue to them. The phone number for this is 1-800-829-1040
 

b) Next, to file your taxes without the W-2/1099, fill out substitution form 4852 for the IRS and substitution form DR0084 for the State of Colorado and submit with your taxes.
 

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  1. How do I report someone I believe is evading paying Colorado State taxes on their motor vehicle license registration (i.e. Montana license plate on an RV of a Colorado State resident)?

Steps to take:
 

a) Write down the license plate and that of any towed vehicle.
 

b) Contact the Criminal Tax Enforcement Section at 303-205-8262 to report the individual
 

 

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  1. What do I do if my tax return has been rejected because someone else has filed a return under my Social Security Number (SSN)?

a) If you believe this to be a case of Identity Theft, you should report it to the Social Security Administration at www.ftc.gov/idtheft.  Also, file a police report with your local police about the matter, especially if you have information on who is using your SSN.
 

b) Contacting the Social Security Administration office is also suggested.  They can be reached by phone at 303-844-5208 or at their Abuse/Fraud line at 1-877-438-4338.  From the Social Security Administration Web site, there is information about how to request a new SSN as to avoid this situation in the future with your current SSN.  You can also visit your local Social Security Administration Office.  The Denver office is located at 1500 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202
 

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  1. What do I do if my employer refuses to pay me wages I am owed?

a) Report your complaint to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment located at 633 17th Street, Suite 201, Denver, CO 80202.  You may also contact the Department of Labor and Employment at the following numbers:
 

            General Number 303-318-8000

            Investigations and Criminal Enforcement 303-318-8227

            Labor Standards and Pay Disputes 303-318-8441
 

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  1. What do I do if my employer or someone I know is paying their employees ‘under the table’?

Fill out a Citizen Information Report and submit through the general Criminal Investigation Section Web site or by email.  The Criminal Investigation Section will contact you if further information is needed.

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  1. What do I do if I know someone is selling items and not charging sales tax/not remitting sales tax?

Fill out a Citizen Information Report and submit through the general Criminal Investigation Section Web site or by email.  The Criminal Investigation Section will contact you if further information is needed.

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  1. What do I do if I know illegal immigrants are working for a Colorado Company?

Report this activity to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

 

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  1. What do I do if my ex-spouse is incorrectly claiming my child as a dependant on their return?

Fill out IRS form 3949a (which you can obtain from www.IRS.gov, or by calling 1-877-829-5500) and submit to the IRS office address noted on the second page of the form.

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  1. What do I do if I know someone is avoiding paying their child support by being paid ‘under the table’ at their job?

a) You must report your complaint to the Department of Labor and Employment located at 633 17th Street, Suite 201 in Denver, CO 80202.  You may also contact the Department of Labor and Employment at the following numbers:

            General Number 303-318-8000

            Investigations and Criminal Enforcement 303-318-8227

            Labor Standards and Pay Disputes 303-318-8441

b) Another agency, whose sole purpose is tracking and registering people who are required to pay child support is the Colorado State Directory of New Hires, which can be contacted at P.O. Box 2920, Denver, CO 80201. Their phone number is 303-297-2849 or 1-800-696-1468 and can be emailed at csc.employer.outreach@state.co.us
 

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  1. What do I do if I received a Statement of Account or Garnishment from the Colorado Department of Revenue and I am not sure why I am receiving this document?

a) Contact the Department of Revenue’s Tax Payer Service division at 303-205-8211 to protest or dispute the claim that you owe a balance.

b) Fill out a Citizen Information Report and submit through the general Criminal Investigation Section Web site or by email.  The Criminal Investigation Section will contact you if further information is needed.

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  1. What criteria is needed for a business/entity to be qualified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization?

Section 501(c)(3) status must be requested from the Internal Revenue Service.  To get started, you can obtain IRS Publication 557 from www.IRS.gov, or by calling 1-877-829-5500.

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  1. Is a business illegal if they are not registered on the Colorado State Secretary Web site?

No, this is not the case. A business must only register with the Colorado Secretary of State if they wish the company to be liable and not the individual owner of the company to be liable.

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  1. What do I do if I know someone is not filing their taxes?

Fill out a Citizen Information Report and submit through the general Criminal Investigation Section Web site or by email.  The Criminal Investigation Section will contact you if further information is needed.

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  1. Is there a reward or finder’s fee for reporting a Tax Crime?

While the Criminal Investigation Section appreciates any information that can lead to an investigation and prosecution to recover tax payer funds, the Colorado Department of Revenue currently does not offer a reward or finder’s fee for information regarding a tax crime.

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