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1099, Gig, Sole Proprietors, Musicians, etc. Can Now File for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

On April 20, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) will begin taking unemployment benefit applications under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), paying the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits and launch other new points of access for unemployed workers to obtain information. Self-employed and gig workers: you will need to provide either a 2018 or 2019 tax return as part of your application. Claimants do not need to take...

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Treasurer Irene Josey enacts temporary waiver of interest and collection of multiple payments

Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order on April 6, 2020, granting County Treasurers the authority to waive delinquent interest through April 30, 2020, as well as collect multiple payments from taxpayers to equal the amount due by the statutory deadlines. Based on this Executive Order, Treasurer Irene Josey and the Larimer County Treasurer’s Office will be accepting payments as follows:   First-half payments may now be made until April 30. The full payment deadline remains on April...

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Assessor extends filing deadline

Business personal property declarations deadline extended 60 days The Larimer County Assessor’s Office today is extending the deadline to file 2020 Business Personal Property Declarations from April 15th to June 15, 2020. The extension follows Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ Executive Order on April 3, 2020 extending the filing deadline 60 days for all business personal property, and oil and gas natural resources properties. Also, business owners who own less than $7,700 in total actual...

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Utility Assistance Program & Online Payments

Residential and Business Assistance Programs Resident Late Fee Deferral The Town of Berthoud will defer late fees and water shut offs for utility charges accrued during the months of March and April 2020 (those charges appear on the bills you receive in April and May, respectively). The utility bills you receive in April and May (again, those bills reflect your usage for March and April) will show the amount you will owe for April and May. All unpaid charges will appear on the bill as “past...

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City Allows Qualified Businesses to Defer Sales Tax Payments for 60 Days

FORT COLLINS, CO – To assist businesses affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, the City of Fort Collins has announced that qualified business taxpayers can defer tax payments for 60 days. Tax payments that are currently due on April 20th or May 20th will be extended to June 22nd, interest and penalties will also be waived for approved businesses. The 60-day deferral applies only to sales tax payments associated with filing dates during the months of March and April. Please note that...

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Fort Collins suspends permitting for some temporary signs

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The City of Fort Collins has suspended permitting for some temporary signs placed by essential businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. City Manager Darin Atteberry signed the order suspending permitting on April 4. The order is meant to make it easier for essential businesses to communicate with customers. Essential businesses are those which are defined as such by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in relation to the state of Colorado’s...

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Fort Collins suspends enforcement of some parking rules

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The City of Fort Collins will suspend enforcement of some non-safety related parking rules due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made in order to support business owners and employees who are required to be at work, due to Parking Services operating at an emergency support level of coverage, and in light of the lower volume of vehicles in the downtown area. The suspension of some enforcement activities will remain in place beginning immediately...

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County Treasurer Irene Josey announces temporary waiver of delinquent interest

Governor Jared Polis on March 20, 2020 signed an Executive Order granting County Treasurers the authority to waive delinquent interest on first half property tax payments received after the due date of March 2.  This Executive Order will remain in effect for 30 days until April 20, 2020. Based on this Executive Order, Treasurer Irene Josey will waive interest as follows: Taxpayers who have not made a first half property tax payment and expect difficulty making a full payment by April 30, now...

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