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Fiduciary Income Tax -- Quick Answers
Amending a Return
A change or correction to your return may be made through
, or by paper return if unable to file online. Be sure to check the Amended Return box at the top of the corrected
. Any adjustment made on a federal amended return must be reported and the Colorado income tax adjusted accordingly. Any adjustments made by the IRS must be reported to Colorado by attaching the revenue agent’s report (RAR) to the amended return. Attachments may be uploaded using Revenue Online. Caution: Federal adjustments must be reported to the Colorado Department of Revenue. See §39-22-601(6), C.R.S. for information about the statute of limitations.
Copy of Returns
Taxpayers may obtain copies online of their most recent income tax returns (paper or e-filed). Sign up for access to your tax account through
. Revenue Online is a secure method of accessing tax account history and information.
If you are looking for an older return or you cannot access Revenue Online, download the Request for Copy of Tax Returns form
. This form must be notarized before you mail it to the department address noted in the instructions. This form may not be faxed. Please include the address where the documents should be mailed. Allow six to eight weeks to receive the certified copies.
Taxpayer Service Center location
. The representatives can access copies of your returns at these locations. If you need a certified copy of a tax return, complete the DR 5714 when you are in the service center and submit it to the representative. Allow six to eight weeks to receive certified copies by mail.
Contact our Tax Information line: 303-238-7378. A copy of the return will be mailed to you. If you need a certified copy of a tax return, the representative will mail the DR 5714 request form to you. Complete the form, get it notarized and mail to the department address noted in the instructions. Allow six to eight weeks to receive certified copies by mail.
A third party who has a valid state or federal Power of Attorney may request return copies by attaching the Colorado Tax Information Designation and Power of Attorney for Representation (
) or the federal 2848 power of attorney form to the DR 5714. The Power of Attorney document must specify the tax types the third party can access. Note that to ensure tax information confidentiality, the Request for Copy of Tax Returns requires notary verification on the paper form regarding the identity of the individual making the request, even when the taxpayer (not a third party) is making the request.
The Colorado fiduciary income tax return is due by the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year.
Reminder: Save time and file online!
You may use the Department's free e-file service
to file your state income tax. If you are a first-time Colorado income tax filer, you must file a paper return so the Department can assign a Colorado Account Number (CAN) to you. After you file, you have the option of setting up a Login ID and Password to view your income tax account in Revenue Online.
Estimated tax payments are not required for a fiduciary return. However, if you want to make estimated payments, you can submit your payment through Revenue Online or by sending a check with
Estate and Trust - Coupon/Voucher (Estimated) DR 0105EP
Every resident estate or trust and nonresident estate or trust with Colorado-source income must file a Colorado fiduciary income tax return if it is required to file a federal income tax return or if it has a Colorado tax liability.
You may inquire about the status of your refund by visiting our
service, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Sign up for Revenue Online access, then login to your account.