State Announces Tax Relief for Victims of East Troublesome Fire

Thursday, October 29, 2020

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) understands some businesses will be unable to meet Colorado filing and payment deadlines as a result of the East Troublesome fire. CDOR will offer relief on state-collected taxes to Colorado businesses who have been affected by the fires in Estes Park and Grand Lake. 

“I met with Coloradans who had fled their homes in Grand Lake, Granby, and the surrounding areas due to the devastating wildfires and know this is a challenging time for the community which is why the State is ready to help small businesses impacted by the devastating wildfires,” said Governor Polis. “We must continue to help lift each other up.” 

The primary areas impacted include Estes Park and Grand Lake, but the Department encourages any businesses that believe they have been impacted by the fires to contact the CDOR tax hotline for assistance.

The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that would be due for the month of November. As a result, affected businesses will have until the filing deadlines in December 2020, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period and are still eligible for any vendor fee that applies. CDOR will not be automatically applying for this tax deadline waiver. Affected businesses that are located in the covered disaster area must call the tax information hotline at 303-238-7378 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to request penalty and interest relief if they receive a bill. CDOR deadline waivers do not apply to home-rule jurisdictions who collect their own taxes. Please contact them directly to find out if they have also waived any tax deadlines.