Rep. Kraft-Tharp Receives Award for Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform

Kraft-Tharp Chairs Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force

(Oct. 30) – Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp received an Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform Award from the Tax Foundation today. Recipients include three governors, eight other state legislators, nine members of the District of Columbia Council, and a county commissioner, with recipients representing both major political parties.

“I am honored to receive this award and will continue working to ensure that our tax system is fairer and clearer for hardworking Coloradans and businesses,” said Rep. Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada. “Colorado has one of the best economies in the country. Our state must continue to be a place where small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive.”

Rep. Kraft-Tharp received the award for creating and chairing the Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force, with the mission of identifying ways to simplify Colorado’s exceedingly complex state and local sales tax administration and to reduce compliance costs. The Task Force has already seen results, facilitating voluntary local reforms, and it takes on greater importance in the wake of the Wayfair v. South Dakota decision regarding the taxation of remote sales. More information about the award can be found here.

Rep. Kraft-Tharp is also the prime sponsor of a new law to modernize Colorado’s business tax code.

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