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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB 18-1022 RFI OVERVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

INTERIM COMMITTEE  SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION TASK FORCE
Date Jul 12, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB 18-1022 RFI Overview, Department of Revenue - Committee Discussion Only


10:35:49 AM  

Brendon Reese, Deputy Director, Taxation Policy and Legal Analysis, and Karen Picariello, Purchasing and Contract Services Manager, both representing the Department of Revenue (DOR), discussed a request for information (RFI) for an electronic sales and use tax simplification tax system issued pursuant to House Bill 18-1022. Task force members received summary of action steps to date with regard to the implementation of HB 18-1022 (Attachment A).  The department explained that it worked with the Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc. on the language of the RFI.

10:37:48 AM  

Mr. Reese and Ms. Picariello explained that the RFI response deadline was May 31, and that there were four respondents.  Mr. Reese said that if a request for proposals is issued there may be additional respondents.  He also explained that the responses are confidential, so DOR can share only limited information with the task force.

10:39:53 AM  

Mr. Reese and Ms. Picariello responded to task force questions about next steps with regard to the review of the responses to the RFI and the need for legislation.

10:42:28 AM  

Ms. Picarello discussed different procurement options available to the department and the state.

10:48:22 AM  

Task force discussion with DOR representatives continued about the RFI review process and what information will be shared with the task force.  Mr. Reese said the goal of the RFI process is to gather as much information as possible about the marketplace in order to make an informed decision about next steps.  He also explained that it is important to maintain a balance between keeping information confidential and providing information to the task force.