LAKEWOOD - Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Diane Primavera announced today that the Property Tax, Rent, Heat (PTC) Rebate is now available to Colorado residents based on income including people with disabilities and older adults to help with their property tax, rent, and/or heat expenses this winter and beyond. The rebate amount can be up to $976 a year for applicants.
“Making Colorado more affordable with a rebate of up to $976 on property tax, rent, and heat saves people money and I encourage people to inquire about this opportunity, especially seniors and Coloradans on disability,” said Governor Polis.
Since taking office, the Polis-Primavera administration has provided relief to more than 13,000 Coloradans and distributed a total of $17.1 million dollars. In 2021, this program could provide more than $6M in relief to Coloradans ensuring people can heat and remain in their homes.
“Governor Polis and I are committed to making Colorado a place where all people can thrive. This rebate will put money back in the pockets of Coloradans who most need that support,” said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera.
In an effort to increase awareness of this program, the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) now offers the PTC Rebate application form and instructions in Spanish, beginning with the 2021 benefit year.
The PTC Rebate application form is one of many that the DOR will make available in Spanish over the next few years in an effort to better serve Colorado and enable access to information in people’s language of choice. According to the 2019 American Community Survey, over 800,000 households in Colorado speak Spanish at home, which is 14.7% of Colorado families.
The PTC Rebate webpage meets web accessibility guidelines to make it easier for people with disabilities to get information and apply. According to the 2019 American Community Survey, 10.6% of Colorado residents have a disability.
“Our mission is to support all Coloradans with a focus on how we support underserved and underrepresented communities. We want to remove any barriers to information and ensure equal access for everyone who interacts with the department,” said DOR Executive Director Mark Ferrandino.
For more information regarding eligibility criteria or for instructions on how to apply for a PTC Rebate, visit Tax.Colorado.gov/PTC-Rebate.
For more information regarding the State of Colorado's commitment to accessibility, visit CDOR.Colorado.gov/Accessibility.