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The 104X and schedules must be completed and submitted together, whether this is done in Revenue Online or on paper. If a paper 104X is filed, taxpayers should not re-submit the original Colorado Form 104. This will only complicate and delay return processing. Taxpayers should also make sure to use the appropriate 104X version for the year they are amending because the 104X is year-specific. For example, use a 2013 Form 104X for an amended 2013 return.
Individual income tax returns from 2009 and forward may be amended electronically through Revenue Online. Filing and amending returns in Revenue Online is a free service. Taxpayers may amend online even if the original return was filed on paper. Revenue Online has all the information from the original return, so there is no need to re-enter everything. If a taxpayer does not have access to the internet and cannot amend online, he/she may file a paper Form 104X.
When changing the Colorado return because the IRS made changes to the federal return, taxpayers must file Form 104X within 30 days of being notified by the IRS. When the IRS makes changes to federal taxable income, the Colorado return MUST be amended, even if there is no net change to the Colorado tax liability.
If you requested Direct Deposit on your Colorado state income tax return and did not receive it, you should first contact the bank or financial institution to determine if they received your refund credit. Electronic transactions are posted daily, and may not be reflected on your latest bank statement. If your financial institution has no record of your refund, you can check the status of your refund by visiting our Revenue Online service.
Direct Deposit Refunds Converted to Paper Check
The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) is responding to an increase in tax fraud cases by implementing enhanced security measures to protect state taxpayers.
Some refunds that are requested as Direct Deposit may be converted to paper check and mailed the taxpayer’s address as a method of verifying that the refund is legitimate. A notification about the reason for the paper check instead of Direct Deposit comes with the check. Taxpayers are asked to contact the Department at the phone number provided in the mailing in the event they are not expecting the refund. Responding to the request to contact the Department will help the state combat refund fraud.
CDOR is asking taxpayers for patience while the state works to detect and prevent identity theft-related tax fraud. The Department takes taxpayer information and tax refund security very seriously and will take necessary precautions to ensure refunds go to the right person.
If a taxpayer did not receive a W-2 from an employer, he/she should: