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State of Colorado Enterprise Zone Program: Tax Credits/Laws

Investment Tax Credit
Businesses making investments in equipment used exclusively in an enterprise zone which would have qualified for the pre-1986 federal investment tax credit may claim a credit against their Colorado income taxes equal to 3 percent of the amount of the investment, subject to limitations on the amount which can be claimed in any one year.  Investment which results from an in-state relocation is not eligible for the credit unless the new location qualifies as an expansion.  Excess credits may be carried back three years and forward twelve.
Tax Form: DR0074
FYI: FYI Income 11
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-104
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-104

Job Training Credit
Employers who carry out a qualified job-training program for their enterprise zone employees may claim an income tax credit of 10 percent of their eligible training costs.
Tax Form: DR0074
FYI: FYI Income 31
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-104(4)
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-104(4)

New Business Facility (NBF) Jobs Credit
Businesses hiring new employees in connection with a "new business facility" located in an enterprise zone may claim a tax credit against state income taxes of $500 for each such employee.  An expansion of an existing facility may be considered a "new business facility" if the expansion adds at least 10 employees or a 10 percent increase over the previous annual average, if it is at least $1 million in investment, or, if less, at least doubles the original investment in the facility.  The credit may be taken in subsequent years of the enterprise zone for each additional employee above the maximum number employed in any prior tax year.  Excess credits may be carried forward five years.
Tax Form: DR0074
FYI: FYI Income 10
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-105

Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone (EREZ)
Beginning January 1, 2003, the NBF Jobs Credit offers an additional credit of $2,000 per new job for New Business Facilities located in a designated Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone.  The total new job credit is $2,500.  Visit the Enhanced Rural EZ page of our website for more details.

New Business Facility (NBF) Agricultural Processing Jobs Credit
An additional credit of $500 per new business facility employee may be claimed by businesses which add value to agricultural commodities through manufacturing or processing.  Businesses that qualify for the NBF Ag Processing Jobs Credit also qualify for the NBF Jobs Credit, and can take the $500 NBF Ag Processing Jobs Credit in addition to the $500 NBF Jobs Credit for a total of $1,000.
Tax Form: DR0074
FYI: FYI Income 10
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-105

Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone (EREZ)
Beginning January 1, 2003, NBF Ag Processing Jobs Credit offers an additional credit of $500 per new agricultural processing job for New Business Facilities located in a designated Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone.  This is in addition to the regular NBF jobs credits, the EREZ NBF Jobs Credit, and the standard NBF Ag Processing Credit for a total credit of $3,500 per new agricultural processing job in an EREZ.  Visit the Enhanced Rural EZ page of our website for more details.

New Business Facility (NBF) Health Insurance Credit
In order to encourage employer-sponsored health insurance plans, a taxpayer with a qualifying new business facility is allowed a two-year $200 tax credit for each new business facility employee who is insured under a qualifying employer-sponsored health insurance program.
Tax Form: DR0074
FYI: FYI Income 10
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-105

R&D Increase Tax Credit
Taxpayers who make private expenditures on research and experimental activities (as defined in federal tax law) conducted in an enterprise zone qualify for an income tax credit.  This credit equals 3 percent of the amount of the increase in the taxpayer's R&D expenditures within the zone for the current tax year above the average of R&D expenditures within the zone area in the previous two years.  No more than one fourth of the allowable credit may be taken in any one-tax year.
Tax Form: DR0077
FYI: FYI Income 22
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105.5
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-105.5

Vacant Building Rehabilitation Credit
Owners or tenants of commercial buildings in an enterprise zone which are at least 20 years old and which have been vacant for at least 2 years may claim a credit of 25 percent of the cost of rehabilitating each building.  The credit is limited to $50,000.
Tax Form: DR0076
FYI: FYI Income 24
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105.6
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-105.6

Manufacturing and Mining Sales and Use Tax Credit
When machinery is used solely and exclusively in an enterprise zone, the standard statewide manufacturing/machinery exemption is broader:

  • Machinery used solely and exclusively in a designated enterprise zone does not have to be capitalized to qualify for the exemption.
  • Materials for construction or repair of machinery or machine tools are exempt from the state sales and use tax if the machinery is used exclusively in an enterprise zone.
  • Mining operations are included in the definition of manufacturing when performed in an enterprise zone.

Tax Form: DR1191 (For those who anticipate 100+ DR1191 forms file the DR1192)
FYI: FYI Sales 10  (Manufacturing)
FYI: FYI Sales 69  (Mining)
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-106
Regulation: Regulation 39-30-106

Contribution Tax Credit
A taxpayer who makes a contribution to certain eligible enterprise zone economic development projects including business assistance, job training, economic development marketing, community development and homeless organizations in zones may claim a tax credit.  To be eligible, a proposed project must be approved by the local enterprise zone administrator and approved by the Colorado Economic Development Commission.  The amount of the credit is 25 percent of the value of the contribution, up to $100,000 in tax credits (12.5% for in-kind contributions up to $50,000 in credit).  For a list of eligible projects in each zone, click here.
Tax Form: DR0075 (this form will be provided by an EZ Contribution Project upon donation.)
FYI: FYI Income 23
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-103.5
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-103.5

Local Government Incentives in an Enterprise Zone
Any city, county or special district within an enterprise zone is authorized to negotiate with individual taxpayers who have qualifying new business facilities:
a) an incentive payment or property tax credit equal to not more than the amount of the increase in property tax liability over pre-enterprise zone levels; and
b) a refund of local sales taxes on purchases of equipment, machinery, machine tools, or supplies used in the taxpayer's business in the enterprise zone.  Please visit the Local Government Property Tax Incentives page of this website for more details on the statutory allowances provided by C.R.S. 39-30-107.5.



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