The American state of Colorado now accepts cryptocurrency for tax payments, Gov. Jared Polis announced Sept. 19. The option is already available on the state Department of Revenue website.
Colorado tax payments are accepted through the PayPal Cryptocurrency Hub with services fees of $1.00 plus 1.83% of the payment amount. Payments are accepted only from personal accounts in a single cryptocurrency. Businesses cannot pay their taxes via crypto yet. Payments will be effective on the day they are initiated, although it will take 3-5 days for the transfer to take place. Payments are immediately converted into fiat.
“We’re just showing again, from a customer service perspective, how Colorado is tech-forward in meeting the ever-changing needs of businesses and residents.”
Polis is a long-time crypto supporter and advocate for the tech industry in his state. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Polis was active in cryptocurrency legislation and was a founding member of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus.
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– Jared Polis (@PolisForCO) June 13, 2022
Other states have tried to institute tax payment in crypto. Ohio was the first to do so in 2018, but it suspended the service a year later due to legal complications. New Hampshire tried repeatedly to adopt crypto tax payments, but the bills did not make it out of the state legislature, and states such as Georgia, Illinois and Arizona have considered it.