In an effort to provide you the most up-to-date information, the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office will be sending out a weekly update every Friday.

Qualified Businesses Allowed to Defer Sales Tax Payments for 60 Days
Sales Tax Payments
To assist businesses affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, qualified business taxpayers can defer tax payments for 60 days. Tax payments that are currently due on April 20th or May 20th will be extended to June 20th, interest and penalties will also be waived for approved businesses. The 60-day deferral applies only to sales tax payments associated with filing dates during the months of March and April. Please note that taxpayers that can pay, should pay, and that all taxpayers are still required to file on-time monthly returns even if their payments are deferred.

Businesses must apply to the Sales Tax Department and receive a positive confirmation to be approved for deferred payments. For those businesses that do not apply, the Sales Tax Department will include information about the tax relief program in those notices. 

Businesses will qualify based on:
  • Having an average monthly sales tax remittance in 2019 of $2,000 or less OR
  • If a business's current tax filings are $2,000 or less per month.
The Fort Collins Sales Tax Department has set up a dedicated email address at salestax@fcgov.com and a hotline at (970) 221-6780 to assist businesses with related questions.

Leniency During COVID
The City of Fort Collins has temporarily suspended the following:
  • Temporary signage permitting placed by essential businesses will not have to go through the usual permitting process but must still comply with all other City regulations. Signs, including those in the City’s right-of-way, must not be a safety hazard. Enforcement for temporary sign permits that are expired will also be suspended. For general information about temporary signs, visit fcgov.com/zoning/banners or call (970) 416-2745.
  • Suspended enforcement of non-safety parking-related violations:
    • The 4-Hour Block Face Rule
    • Time limited: all timed parking spaces (e.g., 30-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, etc.)
    • Expired registration
    • Immobilization (booting)
    • For additional information, visit fcgov.com/parking or call (970) 221-6617.

NoCo Recovers - One-Stop Shop for Business Recovery Information
The new NoCo Recovers website is a one-stop shop for business recovery information in Northern Colorado. NoCoRecovers.com provides a single source of up-to-date information on potential funding resources available to support Northern Colorado's business community. The website also features a COVID-19 Business Resource Hub, where businesses can easily sort through resources based on industry, geography and type of need.

Small Business Development Centers Ramp Up Capacity to Provide No-Cost Consulting
The Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) have 15 disaster recovery consultants with 70+ available consulting hours each week, including evening and weekend appointments. If you haven’t yet connected with them, now is the time! Register for no-cost consulting at Larimer SBDC and LBDC here.

Business COVID-19 Survey
Earlier this month, the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, Fort Collins Area and Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Estes Park EDC, the Towns of Berthoud, Wellington and Windsor; and Larimer County began surveying businesses to understand the economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses in our region. If you have not yet completed the survey, please take 5 - 10 minutes to share your insight with us here.
Visit fcgov.com/business

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Economic Health Office
222 Laporte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521