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Colorado Chamber Submits Comments Opposing Draft Legislation Changing Taxation of Computer Software


Colorado Chamber Submits Comments Opposing Draft Legislation Changing Taxation of Computer Software

The Colorado Chamber has submitted formal comments to the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy regarding draft legislation that would change the way computer software is taxed.  The Chamber’s comments are based on concerns expressed by Colorado employers on this draft legislation which will be considered for a vote by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy.  If the Committee votes to move the draft bill forward, it will be introduced during the 2023 Legislative Session.

The Colorado Chamber has advocated for years on behalf of employers for clarity in current laws and regulations on how computer software is taxed, and the current statute which is based on bi-partisan legislation adopted in 2011 (HB 1293) has provided that much needed clarity.

Colorado Chamber’s Tax Council Chair, Ryan Woods, will be testifying at the Oversight Committee hearing to share the concerns by the Chamber and its members.  We strongly encourage Chamber members to contact the Committee if you would like to maintain the current tax policy for computer software.  Committee member contact information can be found here.

Please contact Larry Hudson at larry@groupfulcrum.com or Loren Furman at lfurman@cochamber.com with any questions.


KICK-OFF WORKSHOP: Colorado Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI)

Details: This workshop will provide legal guidance for employers on the State mandated FAMLI program, current regulations & private plan requirements.

Date: October 10, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15p.m.

Location: Colorado Chamber, 1600 Broadway, Ste. 1000, Denver. Remote participation is available. 

Instructor: Stacey Campbell, Shareholder & Owner, Campbell Litigation, P.C.

About Staceyhttps://www.campbelllitigation.com/about/stacey-a-campbell/

Register for the event HERE or Contact Laura Moss at lmoss@cochamber.com.


Colorado Chamber Now Offering New Employer Training Workshops!

 

The Colorado Chamber has been working vigorously to defend and support Colorado employers on state policy decisions that impact business operations. However, businesses of all sizes and industries can’t keep up with the labryinth of new laws and regulations. Any unintended compliance mistakes could trigger penalties and fines for a business!

To help businesses navigate the complex regulatory environment, the CO Chamber is offering a new Employer Training Workshop Program that includes classes led by highly respected attorneys and training professionals with an expertise in current statutes and regulations and in creating a healthy workplace environment.

Upcoming Workshop Topics:

  • Understanding interaction between paid sick Leave & family & medical leave and avoiding duplication of leave;
  • Understanding the Workplace Discrimination law;
  • Compliance with current environmental regulations;
  • Understanding the Equal Pay Law;
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion training;
  • Many other opportunities

Sign up NOW and avoid penalties for not understanding current laws and regulations! Contact Laura Moss at lmoss@cochamber.com to sign up!


Leadership Colorado Applications Are Now Open!

Leadership Colorado (formerly known as the EXECs Advocacy Program) is a 9-month executive development program for emerging executives and industry professionals. Participants explore prominent Colorado companies through exclusive tours and hands-on experiences.

Please click here for the 2023 e-brochure and contact Priscilla B. Varner, Leadership Colorado Program Manager with any questions that arise.

Application Deadline: October 31st, 2022

Notifications: Week of November 7th, 2022

Program Begins: February 8th, 2023