Depositing and Reporting Withheld Taxes: Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Thomas W. Carroll, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
- Colorado income tax withholding deposit thresholds and schedules are based on how much an employer withholds during the lookback period. See Deposit Thresholds and Schedules.
- Certain employers are required to make deposits by electronic funds transfer (EFT). See Deposit Requirements.
- Employers that do not deposit electronically must complete the appropriate form. See Forms.
- Colorado employers must file an annual reconciliation report by January 31. See Annual Reconciliation Forms and Filing Deadlines.
- Depending on the number of employees an employer has, Colorado employers must file either electronic or paper copies of Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, with the state annually by January 31. Employers must also provide each employee with two copies of their Form W-2. See Form W-2 Reporting Requirements.
- Penalties are imposed for failure to comply with the income tax depositing and filing requirements. See Penalties.