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Colorado Sales Tax Exemption


Steps To Applying For Colorado Sales Tax Exemption

How does my nonprofit become tax exempt?

First apply for and obtain federal tax exempt status with the IRS. Once you qualify the IRS will send you a Letter of Determination.

What is the next step in being tax exempt in CO?

When you are registering your Colorado nonprofit as a charity with the state, you are required to create an account. In that account, there is a section for filling in information concerning your tax status, and this will help determine you as tax exempt.

Read more at Colorado Taxes.

How do I access my account?

You will log in to your account via the Colorado secretary of state’s Charitable Solicitations Login page located on their website. If you don’t have one yet, you can create an account. Once in, there will be a series of questions to answer once you reach the Step 2: Tax Exempt Status, Filing Agent and Registered Agent section of the page.

How do I become exempt from corporate income tax and sales tax?

You can apply by submitting Colorado Department of Revenue Form DR 0715 with a copy of your Articles of Incorporation, a financial statement, and a copy of the 501c3 Determination Letter from the IRS concerning your Colorado Nonprofit.

How do I contact the Colorado Department of Revenue?

They can be reached at (303) 238-3278 or:
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman Street
Room 286
Denver, CO 80261

This comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining 501c3 status from the IRS includes information on how to prepare your nonprofit to apply for 501c3 status, as well as information about the forms and fees required by the IRS.

This guide overviews and includes the special tax-exempt language a 501c3 nonprofit organization must include as part of its articles of incorporation. 

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