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Old 02-07-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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So I was wrapping up e-filing my 2017 income taxes with the State of Colorado, and HR Block notified me that, starting January 1, 2018, Colorado has a new requirement for e-filing. That new requirement is to upload your W-2 and/or 1099 forms to verify your income. Umm, okay...

So HR Block provides the link to the CO-DoR site where you're supposed to upload these docs, and of course it is the least helpful, disorganized, poor excuse for a government-run website I've ever encountered. There are no clear cut instructions on where you are supposed to upload the documents. However, I did find an obscurely located link for e-filing attachments. I clicked on this, and they list out a bunch of supplemental documents you can attach EXCEPT for W-2 or 1099 forms.

Anyway, I clicked "Other" and uploaded it under this category (crossing my fingers and hoping for the best). Leave it to the state government to add in an additional requirement for completing a relatively straight-forward task (of e-filing) and then make it as complicated and obscure to figure out how to properly do it. Has anyone encountered this requirement yet? Did you happen to find a more appropriate option for this? I'm just hoping this silly process doesn't hold up filing my taxes and receiving my state refund.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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You can thank scumbag identity thieves for that.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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You can thank scumbag identity thieves for that.
Even so, how difficult would it be to make such a requirement easy to follow through on?

The link I clicked should have led me directly to the module that I needed to upload these documents, not to a 'home page' where it makes me try to determine the best possible option for myself.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:09 AM
 
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This is why I hire people. Complete brain block for some things.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Well if it is a requirement now I missed it, nothing stopped me from doing my taxes the other day for CO, I just did it the normal way I have always done. Do you have the requirement in writing on a website or how do you know it is legit?
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I talked to the tax department, they said it has always been a requirement to mail them in or upload them. However, she said this is really only an issue if something doesn't match what is on the submissions from your employer to the state. They said the reason I was never contacted was because it always matched but next year I am uploading them to be safe. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Not all employers file a report with the state or provide 1099s. For example, a foreign corporation with no US presence who has an independent consultant type employee in the US is not required to provide a 1099 nor do they report the earning to the state or feds.
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