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Each row in this dataset represents a client's unique application for the food tax rebate program from 2015 to 2018.
Each year, the City of Boulder provides rebates to help compensate residents with lower incomes for the city sales tax they pay on food.
To be eligible to receive a refund, applicants must meet financial eligibility guidelines, have been a resident of Boulder for the entire prior year, and be:
- age 62 or over for the entire prior calendar year; or
- a person with a disability; or
- a family with children under 18 years of age in the household for the entire prior calendar year
For more information about the Food Tax Rebate Program, including income eligibility guidelines and information on how to apply, please visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/seniors/food-tax-rebate-program
Data and Resources
Areas of Inquiry
Use the information below to explore possible uses for this dataset.
How much has the city returned to residents in the form of food tax rebates over the past three years? What zip codes contain the largest recipients of Food Tax Rebates? How has the rebate changed over time for individuals or families?