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Tax Credits and Forms

Adams County Enterprise Zone
Adams County Economic Development is the State appointed administrator of the Enterprise Zone territory in Adams County and some portions of Arapahoe County.  The Enterprise Zone Program encourages job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas by providing tax credits to businesses and Enterprise Zone projects to promote and encourage economic development. In addition Colorado Revised Statue 39-30-107.5 allows city and county governments increased flexibility for local property tax incentives.

Overview Table
Please use the links provided in the table below to access the needed tax form and FYI for each tax credit.  If claiming Enterprise Zone tax credits it is recommended that you review the Enterprise Zone FYI Publications available from the Department of Revenue.

Businesses in the Enterprise Zone may qualify for these ten tax credits:

TAX CREDIT CREDIT AMOUNT FORM FYI
Investment Tax Credit 3% of equipment purchases Online form FYI Income 11
Job Training Tax Credit 10% of qualified training expenses Online form FYI Income 31
New Business Facility (NBF) Tax Credits:

NBF status req’d for these 3 credits

        Jobs Credit $500 per new job Online form FYI Income 10
        Ag Processing Jobs Credit $1,000 total per new a.p. job Online form FYI Income 10
        Health Insurance Credit $200 x 2 years per new h.i. job Online form FYI Income 10
R&D Increase Tax Credit 3% of increased R&D expenditures Online form FYI Income 22
Vacant Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit 25% of rehabilitation expenditures Online form FYI Income 24
Manufacturing / Mining Sales and Use Tax Expanded S&U tax exemption in EZ DR1191 FYI Sales 10    FYI Sales 69
Commercial Vehicle Investment Tax Credit (CVITC) 1.5% of commercial vehicle purchases CVITC    Application CVITC Details  FYI Income 11
Contributions to Enterprise Zone Projects 25% cash / 12.5% in-kind of donation DR0075* FYI Income 23
Local Incentives Increased incentives in some EZ areas N/A N/A

*EZ Contribution Project will provide contributor w/ the DR0075 form.

EZ Calculator

To better understand how the Enterprise Zone incentives can work for your business, ACED has provided an Incentive Calculator for your use. Please read the instructions before calculating your benefits.

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Please note:

  • The benefits calculated are ONLY ESTIMATES, and we encourage you to seek the advice of an accountant for more accurate figures.
  • The calculator is in Microsoft Excel format.

Tax Credit Information

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.
FYI: FYI Income 11
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-104
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-104

Job Training Credit Effective 01/01/14 Increase to 12%
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.
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 Effective 01/01/14 Increase to $1,100
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.
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. Adams County does not meet the criteria to qualify as an Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone (EREZ).  Enhanced Rural EZ Fact Sheet

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. Adams County does not meet the criteria to qualify as an Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone (EREZ).
FYI: FYI Income 10
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105
Enhanced Rural EZ Fact Sheet

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. Adams County does not meet the criteria to qualify as an Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone (EREZ).
Enhanced Rural EZ Fact Sheet

New Business Facility (NBF) Health Insurance Credit Tax Credit Effective 01/01/14 Increase to $1,000
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.
FYI: FYI Income 10
Statute: C.R.S. 39-30-105
Dept. of Revenue Regulation: Regulation 39-30-105

R&D Increase
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.
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.
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.

Enterprise Zone Legislation
During the 2010 Legislative Session, there were several bills that were passed resulting in significant changes to Enterprise Zone Tax Credits and the process by which Enterprise Zone tax forms are certified. The following list provides information on each change, the date the change will take effect and the requirements.  For more information regarding Enterprise Zone Legislation, please visit the following website: www.advancecolorado.com  

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM CONTACT THE AGENCIES LISTED BELOW:

Adams County Economic Development
Attn: Erin Beckstein, Enterprise Zone Administrator
12200 Pecos Street, Suite 100
Westminster, CO 80234
Phone: 303-453-8516 Fax: 303-453-8505
Email: EBeckstein@AdamsCountyED.com

Colorado Office of Local Affairs, EDC
1625 Broadway, #1700
Denver, CO 80202
303-892-3840
www.advancecolorado.com/ez

Colorado Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services Division
1375 Sherman Street, Room 204
Denver, CO 80261
303-232-2416
www.taxcolorado.com