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Workgroup Meeting – Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit – Background and Administration

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The Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation, is hosting a workgroup meeting on January 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. to study the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit (credit) pursuant to House Bill 23-1091. The Department is required to develop recommendations regarding:

  • Improvements to the structure, oversight, and administration of the credit;
  • Mechanisms to inform taxpayers and eligible child care facilities and programs about the availability of the credit;
  • The credit’s equitable promotion of child care in all communities; and
  • Allowing donations of in-kind real property to qualify as an eligible contribution to promote child care.

The Department anticipates holding a total of three workgroup meetings scheduled for this study: 

  • January 23, 2024 – We will discuss the background and current administration of the credit. We will seek general input on those aspects of the credit’s structure and the Department’s oversight and administration that are working well and what could be improved.
  • February 22, 2024 – We will discuss whether the credit equitably promotes child care in all communities of the state and seek suggestions to improve the credit’s equity and visibility.
  • March 27, 2024 – We will discuss the viability of donations of in-kind real property and how the administration of these donations could work.

The first workgroup meeting will take place on January 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. at 1881 Pierce Street, Entrance B, Room 110, Lakewood, CO 80214. Entrance B is on the west side of the building at the northern end. The workgroup meeting will also be available virtually. Please register to participate virtually if you’d like to participate in that format. The Department has created a Virtual Workgroup Guide that provides additional guidance for virtual participants. More information on how to participate in the workgroup is discussed below.

The agenda for the workgroup can be found here.

What is a workgroup?

This workgroup is a forum for the Department to gather information from individuals who have knowledge of the issues being discussed and from the public to develop its recommendations regarding the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit. The workgroup members will be asked to provide their input and insight, along with constructive feedback and suggestions, in an open discussion format.

How to participate?

1.    Attend the workgroup meeting scheduled for January 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. People willing to share their knowledge on the workgroup topic are encouraged to attend and participate.

This workgroup meeting has the option to participate virtually using the Zoom platform. If you would like to participate virtually, please register to participate virtually. If a workgroup member chooses to participate virtually, video conferencing equipment and an adequate Internet connection, are recommended but not required (participation by video is optional). Connecting through the Zoom website or desktop client offers additional features than the phone conferencing options. Participants may choose to leave their cameras off.

Workgroup meetings are recorded and may be reviewed afterward by those who are unavailable at the scheduled meeting time. The workgroup recording will be made available in the HB23-1091 Public Workgroup File shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. Workgroup materials will also be posted to the file.

People wishing to attend or participate by teleconference should connect as follows:
Phone Number: 1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 886 0921 7165

2.    Submit comments regarding the Child Care Contribution Credit by 5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2024. Prior to commenting, review the related statute, the existing rule, the existing guidance publication, the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Certificate (DR 1317), and House Bill 23-1091. Then provide feedback or input on the existing credit and its current administration. All feedback is welcome, but the most useful feedback includes as much specificity as possible, including specific language to be added to, removed from, or changed in either the existing statute, the existing rule, the existing guidance publication, or the current form. Comments should be submitted by email to Written comments are encouraged even if you can attend the workgroup meeting. Comments received will be made available in the HB23-1091 Public Workgroup File.