59B3B1C56F4621ED8725851A0051471F Hearing Summary CLICS/CLICS2020A/commsumm.nsfPUBLICBILL SUMMARY For UPDATES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUEJOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEEDate Feb 26, 2020 Location SCR 357 Updates from the Department of Revenue - Committee Discussion Only Attachment Tag File Name Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2020A/commsumm.nsf/0/A6F328EA32FC...$File/200226 AttachA.pdf?OpenElement 200226 AttachA.pdf Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2020A/commsumm.nsf/0/F16DAAC36863...$File/200226 AttachB.pdf?OpenElement 200226 AttachB.pdf 07:47:49 AM The meeting came to order and Representative Singer presented the meeting agenda (Attachment A). Lu Cordova, Executive Director the Department of Revenue (DOR), Scott McKimmey, DOR, and Debbie Thibault, IT Director at DOR for the Governor's Office of Infromation Technology (OIT) , gave an update on the work of DOR, including on the implementation of Senate Bill 19-006, the assessment of GenTax and DRIVES, and the internal IT realignment within DOR. Director Cordova discussed ensuring the proper ownership of IT products within DOR and the focus of the Business Innovation Group within the department on providing satisfactory customer service. Director Cordova then explained the progress on Senate Bill 19-006, Electronic Sales and Use Tax Simplification System, and how DOR is working together with OIT's GIS section and other external stakeholders. 07:57:30 AM Director Cordova responded to questions from the committee about complications of home-rule authority, the use of APIs, the cost of using the system, and House Bill 20-1023, State Address Data For Sales and Use Tax Collection. 08:04:48 AM Director Cordova continued the presentation with information about the Sales and use Tax Software (SUTS) task force, the new SUTS website, and the continued work of the task force. The website can be found here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-GIS Director Cordova explained the external assessment of the GenTax and Drives systems (Attachment B). RTL was the chosen vendor for this assessment and Director Cordova states that DOR is working on an internal reorgornization to move individuals working on GenTax into the tax section of the department. Director Cordova and Mr. McKimmy responded to questions from the committee about technical debt and the newly hired developers at DOR. 08:15:29 AM Director Cordova continued the presentation with the work the department is doing on severance taxes, including the possibility of online filing, simplifying the severance tax processes, and DOR creating a working group to study simplifying these taxes. Director Cordova responded to questions from the committee about the complications of severance taxes, how the department is looking at severance taxes, the reports the department is missing, and how severance taxes are currently collected. Jean Robison, legislative liaison for DOR, came to the table and responded to questions from the committee about the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Conservation Commission severance tax forms.