The City of Boulder welcomes your feedback. Use our Inquire Boulder customer service tool to tell us what’s on your mind.

  • Human-Services
  • Community Relations
  • Family Services
  • Human-Services-Planning
  • Senior-Services

Food Tax Rebate March 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Food Tax Rebate Program

The 2017 Application is now available to download in English pdf and Spanish pdf.

Program Information for 2017

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 2017, residents must meet financial eligibility guidelines and have lived in Boulder for the entire 2016 calendar year, and be:

  • An older adult age 62 or over for the entire 2016 calendar year;
  • A person with a disability; or
  • A family with children under 18 years of age in the household for the entire 2016 calendar year.

Income eligibility guidelines for the 2016 calendar year












$0 - $33,200
















Rebates are $80 for qualified individuals and $245 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 2016 calendar year
  • Meet the family size and income limits for the 2016 calendar year
  • Immigration/citizenship status – the packet contains the Immigration Affidavit/Affidavit of Legal Residency Form.

The application period begins March 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2017 . Applications in English and Spanish can be picked up in person starting March 1, 2017 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue or downloaded: Application in English pdf,  Application in Spanish pdf.

Application forms must be received in person no later than June 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue, or postmarked by June 30, 2017. Residents who applied for the food rebate tax program in 2016 will automatically receive an application in the mail for 2017.

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

View Full Site