Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Colorado

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Colorado.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting a Colorado Business

Expedited Services Available: Yes
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes*
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: No

State Sales Tax: 2.9%
State Income Tax: 4.4%
Unemployment Insurance: .75% – 10.39%

*DBAs do not require a registered agent.

Colorado Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Registration Fees Applicable Form
Domestic Limited Partnership (LP) $50 Certificate of Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $50 Statement of Registration to Register as a Limited Liability Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP) $50 Combined Certificate of Limited Partnership and Statement of Registration to Register as a Limited Liability Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) $50 Articles of Organization
Domestic Profit Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation for a Profit Corporation
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation for a Nonprofit Corporation
Article 55 Cooperative Association $50 Articles of Incorporation for a Cooperative Association
Article 56 Cooperative $50 Articles of Incorporation for a Cooperative
Limited Partnership Association $50 Articles of Association
Limited Cooperative Association $50 Articles of Organization for a Limited Cooperative Association
All Foreign Entities $100 Statement of Foreign Entity Authority

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Key Colorado Government Resources

Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 550
Denver, CO 80290

Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC)
1600 Broadway, Suite 2500
Denver, CO 80202

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A Guide for Starting a Business in the State of Colorado

In Colorado, energetic communities of entrepreneurs collaborate with top-notch educational institutions to fuel cutting-edge industries like aerospace, biochemistry, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, IT, and software development.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business in Colorado, here is a comprehensive look at what business owners should know and address to get their Colorado businesses up and running.

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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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