In order to reduce mailing and printing costs, the Colorado Department of Revenue will no longer mail income tax booklets to tax payers.
The move comes as more taxpayers are filing electronically, and in past years, the department mailed booklets only to taxpayers who have not made the switch to electronic filing.
Taxpayers still have the option of a paper return, but the department warns that those tend to lead to errors and processing delays.
Other options include Netfile, a web-based, free service available through Revenue Online at www.colorado.gov/revenueonline. Click individual and then file a return.
People can also use a tax software program or a tax professional to file returns.
Revenue online gives taxpayers easy access to previously filed returns, payment history and refund status in one place. Residents can sign up to access tax accounts the same way they access bank accounts online.
Printed income booklets will still be available at participating libraries throughout the state. Forms will be available after Jan. 1, 2012. They will also be available at all state tax district offices, as well as all Colorado drivers’ license offices.