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Food Tax Rebate Program (CLOSED for 2016)

Food Tax Rebate Program

Program Information for 2016

Each year, the City of Boulder provides rebates to help compensate residents with lower incomes for the city sales tax they pay on food. Residents seeking a rebate must fill out an application documenting their eligibility.

To be eligible to receive a refund in 2016, residents must meet financial eligibility guidelines and have lived in Boulder for the entire 2015 calendar year, and be:

  • An older adult age 62 or over for the entire 2015 calendar year;
  • A person with a disability; or
  • A family with children under 18 years of age in the household for the entire 2015 calendar year.

Income eligibility guidelines for the 2015 calendar year












$0 - $34,800
















Rebates are $78 for qualified individuals and $238 for qualified families.

In order to be considered for a rebate you must fill out the application packet and provide proof of:

  • Residency in the city of Boulder for the entire 2015 calendar year
  • Meet the family size and income limits for the 2015 calendar year
  • Immigration/citizenship status – the packet contains the Immigration Affidavit/Affidavit of Legal Residency Form.

The application period begins March 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2016. Applications in English and Spanish can be picked up starting March 1, 2016 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue or can be downloaded at beginning March 1, 2016. In English Application pdf In Spanish Spanish Application pdf

Application forms must be received in person no later than Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue, or postmarked by Thursday, June 30, 2016. Residents who applied for the food rebate tax program in 2015 will automatically receive an application in the mail for 2016.

For more information call Jay Allen, the Food Tax Rebate Program Manager at 303-441-1836.

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