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i_taxtask_2017a_2017-09-15t09:02:53z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 09/15/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

Task Force Discussion



SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION TASK FORCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Draft proposal number 1 to create a pilot project PASS









02:39 PM -- Task Force Discussion



Representative Kraft-Tharp made remarks concerning next steps and the bill drafting process. She reminded the task force of the rule that only legislative members of the task force may vote to request that bill requests be drafted.





02:42 PM -- Proposal #1



Representative Sias proposed a bill or resolution idea to create a process for a pilot project that would include:

  • a standardized process for geolocation;
  • a single point of remittance;
  • a single place for licensure; and
  • a standardized tax form.



This would allow home rule municipalities to retain control over:

  • the municipality's tax base;
  • the municipality's definitions;
  • the municipality's audit power; and
  • the municipality's access to aggregate raw data.



Task force discussion ensued regarding including a tax matrix in the pilot; potentially working with one vendor for the pilot; potentially obtaining a request for information (RFI) or request for quote (RFQ) prior to undertaking a pilot project; who would issue the RFI; ensuring that the state, home rule and statutory cities, and businesses are all included in the pilot; which entity would fund the pilot; defining how the success of the pilot would be measured; and other aspects of the proposed pilot.

BILL: Proposal Number 1
TIME: 03:10:46 PM
MOVED: Jahn
MOTION: Draft proposal number 1 to create a pilot project that would include a standardized process for geolocation, a single point for remittance, a single place for licensure, and a standardized tax form. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED: Sias
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Sias
Yes
Brendon Reese
Bruce Nelson
Bryan Archer
Dianne Criswell
Heather Pezzella
Judith Birch Vorndran
Kristin Baumgartner
Neil Pomerantz
Paul Archer
Steve Ellington
Tracy Hines
Neville T.
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:11 PM



The task force discussed a potential solution related to the address locator issues that have been brought to the task force. The discussion focused on past attempts to have the Department of Revenue create their own address locator system.



Representative Kraft-Tharp discussed future resolution meetings to address issues brought up by the task force that do not require legislation. In addition, the task force members discussed the work being done by the subcommittee that involves the Department of Revenue and municipalities to address some of these issues.





03:23 PM -- Annual Report Contents



The task force discussed contents of the annual report that is due to Legislative Council by November 1. In addition to including a summary of the task force's activities and any legislative recommendations approved by the task force, the report will include:

  • letters that the task force has received from municipalities and public comment letters;
  • the letter that the task force sent to municipalities concerning the adoption of the standardized definitions and a progress update on that project.



Task force discussion continued related to the standardized definitions ordinance adoption, including the recent adoption by Dacono and the anticipated adoption by Aspen and Montrose in the near future.





03:27 PM



Representative Kraft-Tharp discussed the agenda for the November 1 meeting.





03:29 PM



The committee adjourned.