Food Tax Refund for Aspen Residents

Aspen residents who lived within the city limits for the entire year of 2009 are eligible for a $50 Food Tax Refund. The City of Aspen 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.


Applications are available at the Finance Department window, on first floor of City Hall at 130 S. Galena Street, on the Web at, or by calling Finance at 970-920-5040.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 15, at 5:00 p.m. 


If you were a registered voter prior to January 1, 2009, and your address has not changed, no further supporting documentation is required; however, you are still required to complete the application and submit it to Finance prior to the deadline.


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 2009.  Accepted documentation includes: a signed lease, utility bills, or cancelled checks from January, 2009, and December, 2009, with your physical address.

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010