Apply For Colorado Cashback Before October 17
By Eileen Doherty, MS ~
Denver, Colo. – Are you one of the many older adults who has not received your $750 Tabor refund through the Colorado Cash Back program? You are in good company, but the Colorado Gerontological Society is on a campaign to help as many older adults claim the refund as possible.
Thousands of older adults are not required to file federal and state income tax and therefore are not automatically receiving their $750 Tabor refund. A few older adults who filed for the 2021 PTC 104 prior to June 30, 2022, have received their refund.
Most of the older adults who do not file federal and state income tax have a total annual income of less than $25,000 (less than $32,000 usually for a couple), and live only on Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance, or Supplemental Security Income. A few may also be receiving Old Age Pension.
Many of these older adults live in nursing homes, assisted living residences, low income senior housing, or in the community. Everyone who is 18 and over can receive the refund. Regardless of immigration status (legal resident), individuals who have lived in Colorado for the entire year of 2021 are eligible. But, to get the refund, individuals must complete the Colorado state income tax form DR 0104.
The form, although four pages is simple to complete. Check the top box as a “full year” resident. Complete the information with your name, address, social security number (or ITIN) and driver’s license number. If you are married, complete your spouse’s information as the spouse is eligible for an additional $750. Put a zero in Lines 1, 5 and 7. Sign the form on page 4, and mail it to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Denver CO 80261-0005.
The DR 0104 forms is available at cdor.colorado.gov or by calling 303-333-3482. Assistance is available to complete the forms through Mile High United Way at 303-561-2340 or Denver Asset Building Coalition at 303-388-7030. The Society can mail the forms and coach you through the process if you need help. Our number is 303-333-3482 or 1-855-293-6911 (toll free) or 1-855-880-4477 (Spanish).
The Colorado Gerontological Society salutes our Latino elders for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society. Her areas of expertise include management and administration of nonprofit organizations, education and training on issues related to older adults, advocacy and policy development on senior issues, and clinical practice in working with seniors and families to manage their lives in the later years. She has been the Director of the Society since 1982. She teaches Nonprofit Management for Fort Hays State University.