Fire Victims May Request Copies of Tax Returns
Posted: September 13, 2010
The Colorado Department of Revenue understands some taxpayers who have been directly affected by the fire in Fourmile Canyon in Boulder, Colorado and the fire west of Loveland, Colorado will need to request photocopies of tax returns that have been lost or destroyed or will not be able to meet Colorado filing and payment deadlines.
Taxpayers who need to get copies of Colorado tax forms (including electronically filed returns) must use the “Request for Copies of Tax Returns" (DR 5714).
In an effort to avoid identity fraud, the department requires taxpayers to get the DR 5714 form notarized. Notarization confirms and verifies the person’s identity. The notarized form must be mailed to the department. Requests for copies by fax are not accepted. For more details, see the instructions on the DR 5714 form.
Taxpayers who cannot meet tax obligations as a result of the fires should contact the Colorado Department of Revenue through the phone number or online service provided below and their situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Cases will be routed to the appropriate office within the department.
• Colorado Tax Information Call Center: (303) 238-7378