Aspen Colorado Food Sales Tax Refunds On The Rise
- Apr 13, 2012 | Susan McLain
The Aspen Daily News reports that the “…city has seen a steady increase in the amount of money it gives back to residents through the food sales tax refund.” The food sales tax refund is only for eligible, full-time residents of the city. An applicant must prove that they have lived in the city year-round in order to qualify.
In 2009, that amount totaled $143,150 in refunds. In 2010, the amount was $147,335, and 2011, $155,466. This year, the city representatives indicate they are on track as far as numbers go with a continued steady increase.
The refund provides $50 for each individual “…who lives in the city of Aspen…and if a person is blind, they receive an additional $50. People over the age of 65 qualify for an additional $50, along with a $50 senior citizen allowance. If a person is blind, over 65 years old and is a resident in the city he or she can receive $200.”
What’s Causing The Increase?
According to the Aspen Daily, “The senior population has definitely increased over the past few years, [and]… [t]he community also is less transient than it used to be, so more people live in the city year-round and qualify for the refund.”
The deadline is coming up…the Aspen Colorado City Finance Department website states that residents have until Monday, April 16, 2012 to claim their refund for 2011.