Annual City Food Tax Rebate Program

Each year, the City of Boulder provides rebates to help compensate residents with lower incomes for the city sales tax they pay on food.

The Food Tax Rebate Program has ended for 2021. Applications for the 2022 program year will be mailed out prior to the start of the program, March 1, 2022.

Those seeking a rebate must fill out an application documenting their eligibility. Applications for the 2022 program year will be mailed to clients who applied in 2021, and may also be downloaded from this website once the program begins accepting applications in 2022.

For the 2021 program, rebates were $89 for individuals and $270 for families. Application for the 2021 program were required to be received / postmarked by July 31, 2021.

Who is eligible?

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.

2021 Financial Eligibility Guidelines:

Family Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Income Limit

$40,300

$46,050

$51,800

$57,550

$62,200

$66,800

$71,400

$76,000

How to Apply

Review the eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must meet financial eligibility guidelines.
  • Applicants must have lived in Boulder for the 2020 calendar year.

Fill out an application

An online application and downloadable applications will be available in English and Spanish once the program begins accepting applications for the 2022 program year.

Contact Staff

For questions about the program please call 303-441-1836 or email foodtaxrebateprogram@bouldercolorado.gov

Food Tax Rebate Program Dashboard

Learn more about how Food Tax Rebate funds were distributed by viewing the dashboard below.