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Food Tax Rebate Program

Food Tax Rebate Program

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The City of Boulder Food Tax Rebate program has ended for 2020. The program will re-open on March 1, 2021.

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 must be downloaded and mailed, we are currently not able to accept drop-offs or offer in-person assistance. Rebates will be $87 for individuals and $265 for families. Application forms must be received in person by Sept. 30, 2020 or postmarked by Sept. 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.

Financial Eligibility Guidelines for 2020:

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For a downloadable application please click  Here .

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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 .