Food tax refunds in Aspen |

Food tax refunds in Aspen

Staff report

Aspen residents who lived within the city limits for the entire year of 2014 and are registered voters are eligible for a $50 Food Sales Tax Refund, including their dependents. Residents 65 or older and residents that are legally blind are eligible for additional refund payments.

All applicants will be required to be a registered voter in the City of Aspen by Jan. 1, 2014 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 percent city sales tax.

To find out more information, or to complete an application, visit the website at: Applications are also available at the Finance Department window, first floor of City Hall at 130 S. Galena Street, or by calling Finance at 970-920-5040. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. No postmarks will be accepted after the deadline.

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