1D87CEAC8E29F386872587110070265E Hearing Summary CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsfPUBLICBILL SUMMARY For DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE UPDATESINTERIM COMMITTEE SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION TASK FORCEDate Jul 13, 2021 Location Old State Library Department of Revenue Updates - Committee Discussion Only 02:25:01 PM Josh Pens, Colorado Department of Revenue, provided an update on the Sales and Use Tax Simplification (SUTS) System. A copy of the presentation slides can be found here: http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/sales_use_task_force_suts_sb_282_presentation_7-2021.pdfMr. Pens responded to questions from task force members regarding the status of cities that are not on the SUTS system yet, what further improvements are being made to the system, why there are so many businesses that have registered but not yet used the system, and what the department is doing to advertise the availability of the system to the business community. 03:02:02 PM Executive Director Mark Ferrandino, Colorado Department of Revenue, Mr. Pens, and members of the task force discussed business licensing requirements in home-rule cities. 03:03:46 PM Task force members continued with a discussion of the goals of the task force. Mr. Paul Archer outlined the following goals that he hopes the task force addresses: 1.) business licensing requirements; 2.) remittance simplification; 3.) a more reliable geographic information system (GIS); 4.) common definitions; and 5.) audits. Mr. Archer also discussed his desire to see an increase in the usage and capabilities of the SUTS system. 03:07:44 PM Meghan Dollar discussed the work of CML to work with cities on the issues discussed previously. 03:08:32 PM Senator Woodward discussed his goals to set the next metric that the SUTS system should accomplish (e.g., potentially setting a timeframe to have X number of cities sign onto the SUTS system) and to set aggressive goals on business participation in the SUTS system. Director Ferrandino discussed DOR's wildly important goals that relate to the SUTS system, as outlined in the department's FY 2021-22 Performance Plan, which can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nAYQWVgqBjZL3d7b6EbEnF5C4vK29E10/view. 03:11:11 PM Mr. Pens and Director Ferrandino responded to questions from task force members related to the future plans for Revenue Online. Mr. Ryan Woods discussed the issue of the cap placed by the legislature on vendor fees, which potentially makes it difficult for large businesses to fund the API improvements and other integrations that are needed to connect their current systems with the SUTS system. 03:17:02 PM Mr. Pens continued his presentation with a discussion of the impact of Senate Bill 21-282, Continue Small Business Destination Sourcing Exemption. Mr. Pens responded to questions from the task force members regarding the bill. Mr. Woods discussed his desire to find alternate ways to apportion the tourism district taxes and tobacco taxes on the state's return and the issue with DOR's use of site-based reporting.