Quick Reference Filing Guide to Colorado

Colorado

Colorado has some useful and helpful links for the business community. Their visitor’s guide is very nice, and the whole site is searchable. The Centennial State is both well organized, and responsive to the inquiries of its visitors. The “Business” link from the main page leads to local chambers of commerce, tax information, state agencies that are involved with business, and other resources. The frequently asked questions section lists the top ten most asked content based questions, and where to find the answers.

Secretary of State

A considerable amount of information about Colorado's Secretary of State, and the Secretary's office can be found on the secretary's site’s pages. The Secretary’s office oversees the incorporation process and provides a checklist for new businesses to help you choose the right business structure for your company in Colorado. Forms and fees, along with the checklist, are available in the Business Center section from the Secretary. Some well written and comprehensive pages make the Business Center a priority stop in the process of setting up a business in Colorado.

Business Development

Available at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade are links to information regarding grants, financing, Colorado marketing efforts, job training, and resources for starting, maintaining, and relocating your business to Colorado. One of the programs they oversee is their Small Business Development Center Network program (SBDC), run by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The Office, as part of the small business program, provides a Colorado Business Resource Guide which may be downloaded in PDF format.

Taxes

The Colorado Department of Revenue has information on taxes, motor vehicles, lotteries and gaming, racing, and liquor enforcement. There are a considerable amount of “FYI” documents available on their site to provide you with information regarding taxes on a wide number of subjects. Tax forms, and some other forms are also distributed through their site, including “Trade Name Registration” and “Power of Attorney” forms.

Legislature

The Colorado General Assembly allows you to search for statutes. Other information at the legislators’ site includes the constitution, a glossary of legislative terms, a summary of how the state initiative process works, and an excellent description of legislative action in Colorado. Contact information for the Senators and Representatives can also be found in their pages.