December 31, 2013



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Colorado Dealer's Breakfast

Help Crush 1K Old, High-polluting Cars by End of 2013

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Sales/Use Tax Change for Low-Emitting Heavy Vehicles:  Exempt from RTD/Cultural Districts

Reminder: 8300 Cash Reporting - Annual Consumer Notices Due by Jan. 31st

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NADA Convention & Expo

Colorado Dealer's Breakfast

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Rickenbaugh Infiniti Grand Opening

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

CLICK HERE for the Colorado
Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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www.federatedinsurance.com

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http://www.kpaonline.com/

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www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
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https://www.nadart.org/

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Office Supplies
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www.siegeloil.com

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Uniforms / Standard Workwear
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Workers Compensation


 

 


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COLORADO DEALER'S BREAKFAST

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HELP CRUSH 1K OLD, HIGH-POLLUTING CARS BY END OF 2013
Thanks to the donations of Colorado new car dealers, the Clear the Air Foundation has crushed and recycled 891 old, high-polluting vehicles. Now the goal of taking a total of 1,000 dirty, high-emitting cars off the road by end of 2013 is within reach.

The Clear the Air Foundation is challenging Colorado’s new car dealers to Crush 1K. That requires 109 more donated old vehicles by December 31.

Created by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, the Clear the Air Foundation reduces pollution by taking old, high-emitting vehicles off the road and sending them to auto recyclers. Proceeds will fund automotive scholarships.

Just set aside low-value cars you’ve received as trade-ins and contact Clear the Air Foundation Program Coordinator George Billings at 303-775-8896 or george.billings@coloradodealers.org.

This campaign is a great opportunity to highlight Colorado auto dealers’ commitment to a healthy and beautiful state.  Please donate old vehicles before the year ends so we can surpass the Crush 1K goal.

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CADA Open Road is now beginning its sixth year of service, providing uninterrupted weekly news and information for Colorado automotive professionals to better compete in our industry, since January 3, 2007.


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AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.



…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.



SALES/USE TAX CHANGE FOR LOW-EMITTING HEAVY VEHICLES: EXEMPT FROM RTD/CULTURAL DISTRICTS

House Bill 2013-1272 changes the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (CD) sales and use tax bases to be the same as the state's sales and use tax base by eliminating some of the districts' exemptions and creating other new exemptions for them.

This means that the state, RTD and CD exemptions on tangible personal property will be exactly the same.

RTD and SCFD will exempt from sales and use tax Low-Emitting Heavy Vehicles effective January 1, 2014.

For additional information, please see

If you have questions, please contact the Colorado Taxpayer Service Division at 303-238-7378, or see the Web Site www.TaxColorado.com

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REMINDER: 8300 CASH REPORTING - ANNUAL CONSUMER NOTICES DUE BY JAN. 31ST

Generally, any business that receives more than $10,000 in cash in a single transaction or related transactions must complete a Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business.

In addition, businesses must notify those customers that it has filed a Form 8300 regarding their cash transaction(s) -- in writing, by January 31 of the subsequent calendar year.

Links to the key IRS form and publication on this topic are below:

Forms and Instructions:

8300

Report of Cash Payments More Than $10,000 Received In a Trade or Business
aCLICK HERE for PDF  (Latest Rev. July 2012)

Publications:

1544

Reporting Cash Payments of More Than $10,000
aCLICK HERE for PDF.  (Latest Rev. Sept. 2012)

CLICK HERE for Motor Vehicle Dealership Q&A from the IRS on Cash Reporting.

CLICK HERE for general information from the IRS on Cash Reporting.

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

Tammi McCoy, VP, tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1449

Tim Jackson, President, tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1448

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice. The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance


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CLICK HERE for a copy of SB13-265.


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*
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Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

KPA Weekly Webinar

Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week


Every Thursday  

10:00-11:00am (MST)


CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Marsha Temple at 303.457.5123 or marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

NADA Convention and Expo

January 24-27, 2014

New Orleans

Register online:
nadaconvention.org

Colorado Dealer's Breakfast

NADA Convention and Expo

January 26, 2014

7:15am - 8:45am

New Orleans

Register online:
nadaconvention.org


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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.




ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO EMAIL!

  • Stories of the year
    Automotive News, December 30
    Light-vehicle sales in the United States continued to climb in 2013, but the year's most stunning news was the executive reshuffling at the top of General Motors.
  • U.S. on track for record year on auto exports
    USA Today, December 29
    The Detroit News reports the country could export more cars than ever before this year. Auto exports could reach 2 million cars and trucks in 2013, up from around 1.8 million in 2012. Most will come from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
  • Town Lincoln
    Torque News, December 28
    Toyota earned three amazing green car honors this year. The most impressive thing about the achievements is how diverse they were. The Prius did not make this list in case you are wondering.
  • Dave Zuchowski named CEO of Hyundai Motor America, succeeding John Krafcik
    Automotive News, December 27
    John Krafcik will step down as CEO of Hyundai Motor America at year end, capping a five-year run during which he steered the Hyundai brand to record U.S. sales and market share.
  • Chrysler 300C AWD closes curtain on year
    The Denver Post, December 29
    Happy New Year is my greeting to Denver Post readers from the cushy seat of the 2014 Chrysler 300C all-wheel-drive sedan, the final review of year '13.
  • Will aluminum Ford F-150 be a rolling beer can?
    USA Today, December 31
    Get ready for Ford's aluminum pickup truck, likely either to be hailed as a breakthrough product or one that draws scads of comparisons to a beer can.

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