Colorado residents who are at least 65 years old (or a surviving spouse at least 58 years of age) OR disabled for all of the applicable year and meet income requirements may be eligible for the Property Tax/Rent/Heat/Fuel Rebates. Individals may apply for the rebate for up to two years after the subject year (so individuals can apply for the 2014 benefit until December 31, 2016, and 2015 until December 31, 2017).
The income requirements change every year. The 2014 income limit is $12,720 for a single person and $17,146 for a couple. The 2015 income limit is $12,953 ($17,460 for a couple).
To receive the rebate, individuals must have paid property taxes, rent, or heating bills (with documentation). Specifically, the rebate will pay for heating costs, not electrical service so applicants may have to contact their utility or have documentation of the heating specific costs. The actual amount rebated to applicants will vary based on income and heating expenses, up to a maximum rebate of $792 per year.
The refund will be paid in one to four installments, depending on when the application is submitted and approved.
Counselers can assist individuals by phone or by appointment to complete applications by calling 303-333-3482. Applications can be downloaded from the Department of Revenue. Completed applications should be returned to:
Colorado Department of Revenue
Denver, CO 80261-0005
Check the status of your rebate or call 303-238-7378.