According to Colorado DOR - http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/generl18.html - the federal statute of limitations and any activity that affects the federal time frame will impact the Colorado statute of limitations. [§§39-21-107(2) and 39-21-108, C.R.S.]
When a taxpayer fails to file an income tax return or files a false or fraudulent return with intent to evade the tax, the tax may be assessed and collected at any time. [§39-21-107(4), C.R.S.]
The Colorado statute of limitations can be extended beyond the federal statute of limitations plus one year in the following situations:
Federal statute of limitation for assessments is 10 years. The 10 year statute of limitations can be extended by agreement between the taxpayer and the IRS provided the agreement is made prior to the expiration of the 10 year period. See section 6501(c)(4) of the Tax Code and section(NNN) NNN-NNNNc)-1(d) of the Tax Regulations.