Posted on: February 6, 2018

Food Tax Refund Now Online


Food Tax Refund Now Online

Aspen, Colorado – February 6, 2018 – Aspen residents who lived within the city limits for the entire year of 2017 and are registered voters are eligible for a Food Sales Tax Refund, including their dependents. Residents 65 or older and residents that are legally blind are eligible for additional refund payments.  For the first time, applicants may fill out and submit the application online, making the process easier and more accessible.
All applicants are required to be a registered voter in the City of Aspen by 1/1/17 to qualify for the Food Sales Tax Refund.  Limited exceptions for persons barred from registering to vote may qualify.

The City created Food Sales Tax Refunds as an incentive to encourage voters to support a sales tax referendum.  It was intended to reimburse voters for the approximate amount of sales tax that they would pay annually on grocery purchases due to the imposition of a 1% City sales tax.

To find out more information, or to complete an application, visit the website here.  Click the link at the bottom of the page for the online application.  Paper applications are also available at the Finance Department window, first floor of City Hall at 130 S. Galena Street, or by calling Finance at 920-5040.  

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 16 at 5:00 pm.  No postmarks will be accepted after the deadline.  Please contact the City Finance Department at 920-5040 for additional information or questions.

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