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Debt Consolidation in Colorado

Colorado MapThe 2008 great recession wreaked financial havoc on a number of Americans. Although the federal government has declared the economy to be out of the woods and slowly rebounding, many consumers still are suffering with the debt they incurred due to lost jobs and stagnant salaries.

The average debt in Colorado is $74,340, with 31.2 percent of that currently in collections, according to statistics provided by the Urban Institute. Consumers who are struggling with debt have options in Colorado. They can seek credit counseling, apply for debt consolidation programs or, as a last resort, file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. While consumers decide which option is best for them, they have protections afforded to them from debt collection agencies.

Within the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, collectors are required to treat consumers fairly and are prohibited from harassing consumers by requiring them to call only during set hours of the day, and never are they permitted to contact a consumer at their place of employment. Consumers also have the right to put a request in writing for the collection agency to stop calling them about the debt, which the agency must honor.

Consumer credit counseling agencies are able to assist consumers with debt consolidation by negotiating on their behalf with creditors. Working with a credit counseling agency can help consumers to get out of debt in as little as two to four years. They also may be able to negotiate with creditors to lower the total amount owed.

 

Colorado Springs sales tax revenue growth accelerates for third consecutive month

Colorado Springs consumers accelerated their spending for a third consecutive month in July, boosting revenue from the city's sales tax to the biggest percentage gain in 14 months. Sales tax ...

Published:  Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT



Pueblo County high school students can apply for marijuana tax funded scholarship

Pueblo Cannabis Hope Scholarships are funded by the Pueblo County Scholarship Fund using money from the marijuana tax in the county. The scholarship fund collects half of the revenue generated by ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:05:00 GMT



Online retailers who sell to Coloradans will soon be required to collect sales taxes

Colorado Department of Revenue officials will begin collecting sales taxes on Dec. 1 from out-of-state online retailers who sell goods to Coloradans - an administrative decision that answers the pleas ...

Published:  Thu, 13 Sep 2018 04:55:00 GMT



School District 11 in Colorado Springs begins spending revenue from tax increase last fall

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Almost a year has passed since 57 percent of voters in Colorado Springs School District 11 passed a mill levy override to generate additional revenue for much-needed school i...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:10:00 GMT



Final Chance For Comment On November's Tax Measures

BOULDER, CO - Residents across the county have one more chance to submit comments on the Oil and Gas Pollution Tax that will appear on ballots this November. Those living within the City of ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:58:00 GMT



Colorado Announces Online Sales Tax Collection Starting November 1

The Colorado Department of Revenue has announced (news release image below) that it will require by regulation collection of sales tax by online sellers starting November 1, 2018. The department says ...

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:20:00 GMT



Colorado Will Require Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax

DENVER (CBS4) - The Colorado Department of Revenue announced a new policy Tuesday that will require out-of-state retailers who do business in Colorado to get a state sales tax license.

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:55:44 GMT



Limit tax-free pension lump sums to £40,000 say Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats have called for tax-free pension lump sums to be limited to £40,000. At the party's annual conference on 18 September 2018 a motion was approved that will see the Lib Dems ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:40:00 GMT



New bill drafted aims to spike property taxes for Airbnb rentals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado could be cracking down on short-term rentals like Airbnb, resulting in a significant spike in property taxes. The bill being drafted would hit property owners who re...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:59:00 GMT



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