Removal or transfer of personal property
- collection of taxes
(1)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)If at any time after the lien of general taxes has attached the treasurer believes for any reason that any taxable personal property may be removed from the county or may be dissipated or distributed, so that taxes to be levied for the current year may not be collectible, the treasurer may at once proceed to collect the taxes and, if the treasurer deems it necessary, may distrain, seize, and sell the personal property to enforce collection. Upon the treasurer’s request, the assessor shall certify to the treasurer the valuation for assessment of the personal property for the current year. If the levy for the current year has not then been fixed and made, the levy for the previous year shall be used to determine the amount of taxes due.
(2)Whenever the assessor notifies the treasurer of the valuation of any taxable personal property, as provided in section 39-5-110 (2), which property the assessor believes might be removed from the county, the treasurer may proceed to collect the taxes on the property by commencing a court action for collection or employing a collection agency as provided in section 39-10-112 or by distraining, seizing, and selling the personal property as provided in section 39-10-111 if either the treasurer or the assessor deems it necessary. If the levy for the current year has not then been fixed and made, the levy for the previous year shall be used to determine the amount of taxes due.
(3)At such time as the levy for the current year has been fixed and made, the amount of any taxes collected on personal property pursuant to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section in excess of the amount correctly due and payable shall be refunded to the owner of such property forthwith; but in all cases where the amount of taxes so collected is less than the amount correctly due and payable, the amount uncollected shall be considered an erroneous assessment and shall be reported with other erroneous assessments in the manner prescribed by law.
Section 39-10-113 — Removal or transfer of personal property - collection of taxes,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-39.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).