Colorado residents who are at least 65 years old (or a surviving spouse at least 58 years of age) OR who were disabled for all of the applicable year, and who meet income requirements, may be eligible for Property Tax/Rent/Heat/Fuel Rebates. Individuals may apply for the rebate for up to two years after the subject year. (Individuals can apply for the 2020 benefit until December 31, 2022, and 2021 until December 31, 2023, etc.) The income requirements change every year.
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. The 2021 income limit was $15,831 ($21,381 for a couple).
The refund will be paid in one to four installments, depending on when the application is submitted and approved.
Counselors 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.