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PRESS RELEASEDeadline for Food Tax Refund ExtendedApply online now through 5pm on Wednesday, April 22Aspen, CO – April 16, 2020 – The City of Aspen is doing a one-time extension to the food tax refund to allow residents an extra week to apply in case COVID-19 related issues caused them to miss the original deadline. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2019 and who have been registered to vote since at least January 1, 2019 are eligible to apply for a $55 food tax refund, which is now available as an online application. To qualify for the Food Sales Tax Refund all applicants must:• Submit the Food Sales Tax Refund application by the deadline• Have resided within the Aspen city limits for the full 2019 year• Have been registered to vote in the City of Aspen from 1/1/19-12/31/19• Be able to prove residency within Aspen city limits for 2019 and if still living within the City, ensure your current address is the same as your registered voter address.Residents 65 or older and residents that are legally blind are eligible for additional refund payments. For persons barred from registering to vote, there are some exceptions to qualify.Application and more information at: https://www.cityofaspen.com/382/Food-Sales-Tax-Refunds.If you need assistance completing the application, please call 429-2680 and someone can assist you.The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5pm.###