Individual Income Tax Filing Requirements
Who Must File?
Due Dates & Extensions
W-2 & 1099 Statements
Donate Your Refund to Charity
New Colorado Residents
Military Service Members
Request a Tax Return Copy
Frequently Asked Questions
You must file a Colorado income tax return if during the year you were:
- A full-year resident of Colorado, or
- A part-year resident of Colorado with taxable income during that part of the year you were a resident, or
- A nonresident of Colorado with Colorado source income;
- You are required to file a federal income tax return, or
- You have a Colorado income tax liability for the year.
A Colorado resident is a person who has made a home in Colorado, or a person whose intention is to be a Colorado resident. The department will consider, among other things, Colorado voter registration, Colorado vehicle registration, Colorado driver license, school registration, property ownership and residence of spouse or children in determining intention to be a Colorado resident.
Filing Assistance for Low-Income Taxpayers
Free Colorado income tax filing assistance is available statewide for low-income persons through
- Denver Asset Building Coalition
- Piton Foundation.
- Dial 211 (Mile High United Way, it's a free call) to find a free tax preparation site near you.