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City of Boulder Announces Food Tax Rebate Applications Available Mar. 1, 2020

Each year, the City of Boulder provides rebates to help compensate residents with lower incomes for the city sales tax they pay on food.

Those seeking a rebate must fill out an application documenting their eligibility. The application period begins Mar. 1, 2020. Application forms must be received in person or postmarked, if mailed, by June 30, 2020. Applicants from 2019 will automatically receive an application in the mail.

To be eligible to receive a refund, applicants must meet financial eligibility guidelines, have been a resident of Boulder for the entire 2019 calendar year and be:

  • age 62 or over for the entire 2019 calendar year; or
  • a person with a disability; or
  • a family with children under 18 years of age in the household for the entire 2019 calendar year.

City residents who do not have permanent shelter are eligible for the refund and can meet the residency requirement by providing documentation that they are receiving services from a city-recognized homelessness services agency.

Rebates will be $87 for individuals and $265 for families. More information on the program is available on the internet at https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-services or by calling Jay Allen, Program Administrator, at 303-441-1836.

Applications can be picked up starting Mar. 1, 2020 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday at 2160 Spruce Street.

Published: Feb. 14, 2020

Media Contacts:
Clay Fong, Community Relations Manager, 303-441-3141
Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-441-2339