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Food Tax Rebate Deadline Extended From March 30 to Sept. 30 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The annual Food Tax Rebate program helps 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 began March 1, 2020 and has been extended from June 30 to Sept. 30, 2020. Application forms must be mailed and postmarked by Sept. 30, 2020. City offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are not able to accommodate in-person drop-off and assistance. Applicants from 2019 should have received 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.

Annual rebates will be $87 for individuals and $265 for families. Program information, including an electronic application, can be found on the program’s website: or by calling Jay Allen, Program Administrator, at 303-441-1836.

Published: April 9, 2020

Media Contacts:

Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-441-2339
Patrick von Keyserling, Media Relations, 720-607-2791
Clay Fong, Community Relations Manager, 303-441-3141