The Colorado Department of Revenue will unveil its new service called â€œRevenue Onlineâ€ on April 25, 2011 atÂ www.Colorado.gov/revenueonline. Â With this new system taxpayers will be able to:
Â·File an individual amended return online, regardless of whether the original return was filed electronically or on paper.
Â·Submit the Colorado Power of Attorney (DR 0145) form online.
Â·File a Protest online for a refund amount received, notice of deficiency and/or billing notice.
Â·Set up a username and password to log in to their income tax account to see tax returns and payments; make payments through their account; submit an agreement to pay request; change their address; view 1099-G documents issued by the Department of Revenue; and view and print letters received from the department.
Â·See â€œWhereâ€™s my refundâ€ information for individual income tax and property tax/rent/heat rebates (PTC).
Other Services Through ‘Revenue Online’ include: individual income tax – NetFile – and consumer use tax filing. In September 2011 you can expect online filing of corporation, fiduciary and partnership returns. The department will centralize all its online services on this Web page during 2011. Â This is all GREAT and quite frankly I’m impressed. Â It’s a LOT better than the alternative, standing in line at the walk in desk. Â However filing and account maintenance services in ‘Revenue Online’ require users to install the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.Â Revenue Online is not possible unless the Silverlight plug-in is installed. Â Also, if you already have Silverlight on your computer, you may need to install an upgrade version.Â For more information about Silverlight, see Microsoftâ€™s Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx – The Microsoft plugin requirement aside, my hat goes off to the people at the Colorado Department of Revenue for pulling this together in the midst of a budget and subsequent staffing crisis. Â Keep up the good work!