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Colorado

Program Overview

Many Coloradans may be eligible for the Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit rebate, also known as the "PTC Rebate," which is available every year. It has been available to Colorado residents since 1971.

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PTC Rebate

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:
  • Resided in Colorado the entire year
  • Are lawfully present in the United States. Persons who are 18 years of age or older and are applying for a public benefit such as PTC must prove lawful presence in the United States
  • Are a single person with total income of less than $15,591 or a married couple with total combined income of less than $21,057
  • At least 65 years old or a surviving spouse at least 58 years old
  • Were disabled for all of 2020, regardless of age, and received benefits for the full year
  • Are not claimed as a dependent on any other person's federal income tax return

Application Deadline

You have two years after the end of a calendar year to apply for the rebate. Calendar year 2019 must be filed by December 31, 2021. We recommend that you file in January or early February.

Required Documentation

  • Total gross income received
  • Homeowners: Total amount of property tax paid
  • Renters: Total rent paid and total heat/fuel expense paid if not included in your rent payment
  • If disabled, disability statement (less than 90 days old)
  • List of all the places you lived — and the dates you lived there — throughout the year.
  • Driver’s license or ID number and expiration date. The Department might request additional proof of Colorado residency if your license or ID was not valid for the full year.
  • First-time filers must provide proof of full-year Colorado residency.
  • If you did not hold your Colorado driver’s license or ID card from January 1–December 31, 2020, you must attach a copy of your lease or rental agreement.
  • Make sure you submit all 3 pages of your application, plus affidavit or your rebate will be delayed or denied.

Where to Get Help Near You

Unfortunately none of our partner organizations are available at this time.

Please check back soon for openings in their schedule. Or learn more about tax relief programs from your state’s
Department of Revenue.

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