ASPEN - Aspen residents who lived within the city limits for all of 2012 and are registered voters are eligible for a $50 food sales tax refund.
Residents 65 or older and residents who are legally blind are eligible for additional refund payments.
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 percent city sales tax.
For more information, or to complete an application, visit www.aspenpitkin.com/departments/finance-city-of-aspen/food-sales-tax-refunds. There have been several modifications from previous years, so residents should review the provided information prior to submitting the form.
Applications also are available at the Finance Department window on the first floor of City Hall at 130 S. Galena St. or by calling Finance staff at 970-920-5040. The deadline for applications is April 15 at 5 p.m. No postmarks will be accepted after the deadline.