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Colorado State Agencies and Forms

COLORADO MINIMUM WAGE (Effective 1/1/17)

Minimum Wage $9.30

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Minimum Cash Wages (Tipped Employee) $6.28

Maximum Tip Credit $3.02

State Labor Laws:

Termination Pay - If fired pay at once. If employee quits, pay by the next regular payday.

Unemployment Insurance in Colorado:
Taxable Wage Base
$12,500 in 2017
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages) (Includes 23.94% bond principal rate)
2.11 in 2017
UI Rate - Min - Max (% Taxable Wages) (Includes 23.94% bond principal rate)
0.77 - 10.10
Period Effective Calendar Year 2017

Additional Surcharges/Fees that may apply

Report quarterly wages and contributions by filing Form UITR-1(a) (Unemployment Insurance Report of Worker Wages) and Form UITR-1 (Unemployment Insurance Tax Report) by last day of month following end of quarter or file online by

New non-construction employers use 1.7% Base Rate plus 0.43% Bond Principal Rate for a Combined Rate of 2.13% for 2015
General construction employers use 5.06% Base Rate plus 1.28% Bond Principal Rate for a Combined Rate of 6.34% for 2015%.
Heavy construction employers use 7.72% Base Rate plus 1.95% Bond Principal Rate for a Combined Rate of 9.67% for 2015%.
Trades Employers use 5.06% Base Rate plus 1.28% Bond Principal Rate for a Combined Rate of 6.34% for 2015

Colorado Income Tax Withholding

  • Register as an employer by filing Form DE 1 or by .
  • Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate
  • Withholding Method = Formula
  • Supplemental = Withhold at 4.63%
  • Colorado resident employees who works in another state, the District of Columbia or a territory or possession of the United States can be excused from Colorado withholding.

    State Disability Insurance (SDI):


    New Hire Reporting:

    Colorado State Directory of New Hires
    PO BOX 2920
    Denver, CO 80201-2920
    To report online

    Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

    The Family Support Registry
    P.O. Box 2171
    Denver, Colorado 80201-2171

    Local Tax

    Aurora - opt 2 or 3 $2 per month per employee earning > $250 per month (employee), $2 per month per employee (employer) City of Aurora Tax and Licensing Division P.O. Box 33001 Aurora, CO 80041-3001

    Denver - $5.75 per month per employee earning > $500 per month (employee), $4 per month per employee (employer) City and County of Denver Department of Finance, Treasury Division PO Box 660859 Dallas, TX 75266-0859 Fax:

    Glendale - $5 per month per employee earning > $750 per month(employee), $5 per month per employee (employer) City of Glendale Sales Tax Department 950 S. Birch Street Glendale, CO 80246 Fax:

    Greenwood Village - $2 per month per employee earning > $250 per month(employee), $2 per month per employee (employer) City of Greenwood Village PO Box 4837 Greenwood Village, CO 80155-4837 Fax:

    Sheridan - $3 per month per employee earning > $500 per month(employee), $3 per month per employee (employer) Finance Department 4101 S. Federal Blvd. Sheridan, CO 80110-5399

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