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Food Tax Rebate Program

Food Tax Rebate Program

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The City of Boulder Food Tax Rebate application deadline extended to July 31.

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. City offices are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be mailed to clients who applied in 2020 and in 2019, and may also be downloaded from this website. We are currently not able to accept returned applications in person at any city facility, although in-person appointments can be arranged with the coordinator on a case by case basis. Please call 303-441-1836 and leave a message to set up an appointment. For the 2021 program, rebates will be $89 for individuals and $270 for families. Application forms must be received in person or postmarked by July 31, 2021.

To be eligible to receive a refund, applicants must meet financial eligibility guidelines, have been a resident of Boulder for the entire 2020 calendar year, and be:

  • age 62 or over for the entire 2020 calendar year; or
  • a person with a disability; or
  • a family with children under 18 years of age in the household for the entire 2020 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.

To download a copy of the application, please click here:  Here

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An online version of the form is available for this year. If this is the first time you have applied for this program, please consider reaching out to the program coordinator, the application process can be complicated. Call 303-441-1836 to set up an appointment, either in person or by phone, with the administrator.

Please click here  to be taken to the online application form.

Financial Eligibility Guidelines for 2021:

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Food Tax Rebate Historical Dashboard 

Below is an interactive dashboard for users to explore funds dispersed through the Food Tax Rebate Program over the past five years.

This program addresses the Economic Mobility and Resilience focus of the Human Services Strategy, specifically to expand financial support programs that enhance economic stability, and is administered by Boulder Senior Services. For more information on the Human Services Strategy visit .

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