Aspenites eligible for food tax refund |

Aspenites eligible for food tax refund

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – Aspen residents who lived within the city limits for the entire year of 2011 are eligible for a $50 food sales tax refund.

The city of Aspen created the refunds as an incentive to encourage voters to support a sales tax referendum, according to a statement from the city. The refund 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-cent sales tax increase.

Applications are available at the Finance Department window on the first floor of Aspen City Hall at 130 S. Galena St. They also are available on the Web at or by calling 920-5040.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. April 16.

If you were a registered voter prior to Jan. 1 and your address has not changed, no further supporting documentation is required. If you have never received a refund or your address has changed, you must provide proof you lived within the Aspen city limits for the entire year of 2011. Accepted documentation includes: a signed lease, utility bills or canceled checks from January 2011 and December 2011 printed with your physical address.

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