Colorado Tax Credits for Individuals
Extracted from PDF file 2021-colorado-form-104cr.pdf, last modified September 2021
Tax Credits for Individuals*210104CR19999* DR 0104CR (09/30/21) COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Tax.Colorado.gov Page 1 of 4 Form 104CR Individual Credit Schedule 2021 Taxpayer’s Last Name First Name Middle Initial SSN or ITIN Use this schedule to calculate your income tax credits. For best results, visit Tax.Colorado.gov to research eligibility requirements and other information about these credits before following the line-by-line instructions contained below. • Be sure to submit the required supporting documentation as indicated for each credit. • Most e-file software and tax preparers have the ability to submit this schedule and attachments electronically. However, Revenue Online can also be used to file your return and attachments electronically. Otherwise, include all required documents with your paper return. • If you received any of these credits from a pass-through entity, be sure to provide the entity’s name and account number and your ownership percentage where required. If credits were passed through from multiple entities, submit with your return a written statement that includes all relevant information. • Dollar amounts shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Calculate percentages to the fourth decimal place. Round to four significant digits, e.g. xxx.xxxx Part I — Refundable Credits 1. Child Care Expenses Credit from the DR 0347, you must submit the DR 0347 with 00 your return. 1 SSN Filers Only - Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - full or part-year Colorado residents who claim the federal EITC are allowed an earned income tax credit against their income tax. Complete the table for each qualifying child. Read the instructions in the 104 book and Income Tax Topics: Earned Income Tax Credit for additional guidance on completing this section. Only check the “Deceased” box for a qualifying child if the child was born and died in 2021 and was not assigned an SSN. You must submit a copy of the child’s birth certificate, death certificate, or hospital records showing a live birth with your return. 2. Enter the amount of Earned Income calculated for your federal return. 3. The federal EITC you claimed. Qualifying Child’s Last Name Qualifying Child’s First Name 2 Year of Birth 3 SSN 00 00 Deceased* *Check only if child was deceased before SSN was assigned in 2021, see instructions. *210104CR29999* DR 0104CR (09/30/21) COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Tax.Colorado.gov Page 2 of 4 Name SSN or ITIN 4. COEITC, multiply line 3 by 10% (0.10) 4 5. Part-year residents only, multiply line 4 by the percentage on line 34 of the DR 0104PN (If the percentage exceeds 100%, use 100%.) 5 6. Business Personal Property Credit: Use the worksheet in the 104 Book instructions to calculate. You must submit copy of the assessor’s statement with your return. 6 7. Refundable Renewable Energy Tax Credit from line 85 of the DR 1366. You must submit the DR 1366 with your return. 7 8. ITIN Filers Only - Expanded Colorado Earned Income Tax Credit from line 20 (or 21) of form DR 0104TN. You must submit the DR 0104TN with your return. 8 9. Total Refundable Credits, sum of lines 1, 4 (or 5), 6, 7, and 8. Enter the sum on the DR 0104 line 25. 9 00 00 00 00 00 00 Part II — Credit for Tax Paid to Another State • Colorado nonresidents do not qualify for this credit. • Part-year residents generally do not qualify for this credit. • If you have income and/or losses from two or more states, you must separately calculate lines 11 through 17 for each state, regardless of whether any tax was paid on such income. If you do not file electronically, you must submit the DR 0104CR for each state. Then, enter “Combined” on line 10 and complete lines 11 through 17 to disclose the combined total for each line. A summary schedule is not acceptable. The Department strongly recommends electronic filing for taxpayers with credits for more than one state. Failure to file electronically may result in delays processing your return. Submit a copy of the tax return for each other state when claiming this credit. The portion of the return submitted must include the adjusted gross income calculation, any disallowed federal deductions by that state, and the tax calculation for the other state. 10. Name of other state: 11. Total of lines 8 and 9 Form 104 12. Modified Colorado adjusted gross income from sources in the other state, see FYI Income 17. 11 00 12 00 13. Total modified Colorado adjusted gross income 13 00 14. Divide line 12 by line 13. Round to four significant digits, e.g. xxx.xxxx 14 % 00 15. Multiply line 11 by the percentage on line 14 15 16. Tax liability to the other state 16 00 17. Allowable credit, the smaller of lines 15 or 16 17 00 *210104CR39999* DR 0104CR (09/30/21) COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Tax.Colorado.gov Page 3 of 4 SSN or ITIN Name Part III — Other Credits Visit Tax.Colorado.gov for limitations that are specific to each credit. To report this properly, use the first column to report the total credit that is available (the amount generated this year plus any prior-year carryforward). Then, use the second column to report the amount you are using this year to offset your tax liability. 18. Plastic recycling investment credit, you must submit required receipts with your return. 18 Available Credit Column (A) Credit Used Column (B) 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Plastic recycling net expenditures amount (fill below): 19. Colorado Minimum Tax Credit 2021 Federal Minimum Tax Credit (fill below): 19 20. Carry forward of prior year Historic Property Preservation credit (per §39-22-514, C.R.S.). 20 21. Child Care Center Investment credit, you must submit a copy of your facility license and a list of depreciable tangible personal property with your return. 21 22. Employer Child Care Facility Investment credit, you must submit a copy of your facility license and a list of depreciable tangible personal property with your return. 22 23. School-to-Career Investment credit, you must submit a copy of the certification with your return. 23 24. Colorado Works Program credit, you must submit a copy of the letter from the county Department of Social/Human Services with your return. 24 25. Child Care Contribution credit, you must submit each DR 1317 with your return. 25 26. Long-term Care Insurance credit, you must submit a year-end statement to show premiums paid with your return. See FYI Income 37. 26 27. Aircraft Manufacturer New Employee credit, you must submit the DR 0085 and DR 0086 with your return. 27 28. Credit for Environmental Remediation of Contaminated Land, you must submit a copy of the CDPHE certification with your return. 28 29. Colorado Job Growth Incentive credit, you must submit certification from OEDIT with your return. 29 30. Certified Auction Group License Fee credit, you must submit a copy of the certification with your return. 30 31. Advanced Industry Investment credit, you must submit a copy of the certification with your return. 31 32. Affordable Housing credit, you must submit CHFA certification with your return. 32 *210104CR49999* DR 0104CR (09/30/21) COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Tax.Colorado.gov Page 4 of 4 SSN or ITIN Name Available Credit Column (A) 33. Carry forward of prior year Credit for Food Contributed to Hunger-Relief Charitable Organizations, you must submit each DR 0346 and federal schedule F with your return. 33 00 34. Preservation of Historic Structures credit (per §39- 22-514.5, C.R.S.) carried forward from a prior year. 34 00 35. Preservation of Historic Structures credit (per §39-22- 514.5, C.R.S.), you must submit the certificate from OEDIT, History Colorado, or local granting authority with your return. 35 00 36. If you are claiming the Preservation of Historic Structures credit enter your credit certificate number issued by OEDIT, History Colorado, or local granting authority. 36 37. Rural Jump–Start Zone credit, you must submit certificate from Office of Economic Development 00 AND the DR 0113 with your return. 37 38. Rural & Frontier Health Care Preceptor credit, you 00 must submit your certification with your return. 38 39. Retrofitting a Residence to Increase a Residence’s Visitability Credit, you must submit certificate from 00 Division of Housing. 39 Credit Used Column (B) 00 00 00 00 00 00 If you are claiming a Retrofitting a Residence to Increase a Residence’s Visitability Credit, enter your credit certificate number issued by Division of Housing 40. Credit for employer contributions to employee 529 plan, you must submit DR 0289 with your return. 40 00 41. Credit for employer paid leave of absence for live organ donation. Employer must complete and submit form DR 0375 with their return. 41 00 42. Total of column A lines 18 through 41 (exclude line 36 00 certificate number) 42 43. Nonrefundable Credits Used, total of column B plus any amount from line 17, exclude line 36 certificate number. Also enter this amount on the DR 0104 line 12. Credit used cannot exceed credit available. 43 00 00 00
Individual Credit Schedule 2021 and DR 0104CR
More about the Colorado Form 104CR Individual Income Tax Tax Credit TY 2021
Use this schedule to calculate your income tax credits. For best results, visit Colorado.gov/Tax to research eligibility requirements and other information about these credits before following the line-by-line instructions contained below. This form must be submitted with the DR 0104 form when filing your return.
We last updated the Tax Credits for Individuals in January 2022, so this is the latest version of Form 104CR, fully updated for tax year 2021. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form 104CR directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Colorado tax forms here.
Other Colorado Individual Income Tax Forms:
|Form Code||Form Name|
|Form 104||Colorado Income Tax Return|
|Form DR 0900||Payment Voucher for Individuals|
|Form 104EP||Individual Estimated Income Tax Payment Form|
|Form DR 1778||E-Filer Attachment Form|
|Form DR 158-I||Individual Income Tax Automatic Filing Extension|
Colorado usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Colorado Form 104CR from the Department of Revenue in January 2022.
Form 104CR is a Colorado Individual Income Tax form. States often have dozens of even hundreds of various tax credits, which, unlike deductions, provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of tax liability. Some common tax credits apply to many taxpayers, while others only apply to extremely specific situations. In most cases, you will have to provide evidence to show that you are eligible for the tax credit, and calculate the amount of the credit to which you are entitled.
About the Individual Income Tax
The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.
Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!
Historical Past-Year Versions of Colorado Form 104CR
We have a total of eleven past-year versions of Form 104CR in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:
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