Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu
Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Evaluating Tax Expenditure Legislation

Subjects
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
State Revenue & Budget
Published
07/17/2019

This memorandum provides information intended to aid in the evaluation of legislation that would create a new or alter an existing tax expenditure. State law defines a tax expenditure as a “tax provision that provides a gross or taxable income definition, deduction, exemption, credit, or rate for certain persons, types of income, transactions, or property that results in reduced tax revenue.” Put simply, tax expenditures reduce the tax liability of qualifying taxpayers. In doing so, tax expenditures reduce the amount of revenue state and local governments collect.

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

COVID-19 Resources

Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.