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Colorado - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 30, 2015 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Adams County 1,584 1,860 1,960 2,185 2,221
Alamosa County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Arapahoe County 1,633 1,918 2,021 2,253 2,290
Archuleta County 1,465 1,721 1,813 2,021 2,054
Baca County 944 1,108 1,168 1,302 1,323
Bent County 982 1,153 1,215 1,355 1,377
Boulder County 1,821 2,139 2,254 2,513 2,554
Broomfield County 1,791 2,103 2,216 2,471 2,511
Chaffee County 1,363 1,601 1,687 1,881 1,911
Cheyenne County 1,100 1,293 1,362 1,519 1,543
Clear Creek County 1,645 1,932 2,036 2,270 2,307
Conejos County 1,018 1,196 1,260 1,405 1,428
Costilla County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Crowley County 1,005 1,181 1,244 1,387 1,409
Custer County 1,562 1,834 1,933 2,155 2,190
Delta County 1,299 1,526 1,608 1,793 1,822
Denver County 1,576 1,851 1,950 2,174 2,209
Dolores County 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Douglas County 2,045 2,402 2,531 2,822 2,868
Eagle County 2,113 2,482 2,615 2,916 2,963
Elbert County 2,013 2,364 2,491 2,778 2,822
El Paso County 1,516 1,780 1,876 2,092 2,126
Fremont County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Garfield County 1,769 2,077 2,189 2,441 2,480
Gilpin County 1,649 1,936 2,040 2,275 2,312
Grand County 1,500 1,762 1,857 2,071 2,104
Gunnison County 1,681 1,975 2,081 2,320 2,358
Hinsdale County 1,623 1,907 2,009 2,240 2,277
Huerfano County 1,054 1,237 1,304 1,454 1,477
Jackson County 1,083 1,272 1,340 1,494 1,518
Jefferson County 1,703 2,000 2,108 2,350 2,388
Kiowa County 929 1,091 1,150 1,282 1,303
Kit Carson County 1,184 1,390 1,465 1,633 1,660
Lake County 1,167 1,370 1,444 1,610 1,636
La Plata County 1,596 1,874 1,975 2,202 2,238
Larimer County 1,556 1,828 1,926 2,148 2,182
Las Animas County 1,209 1,420 1,496 1,668 1,695
Lincoln County 1,198 1,407 1,483 1,654 1,680
Logan County 1,095 1,286 1,355 1,511 1,535
Mesa County 1,387 1,629 1,716 1,914 1,945
Mineral County 1,354 1,591 1,676 1,869 1,899
Moffat County 1,355 1,591 1,677 1,870 1,900
Montezuma County 1,206 1,417 1,493 1,665 1,692
Montrose County 1,383 1,624 1,711 1,908 1,939
Morgan County 1,265 1,485 1,565 1,745 1,773
Otero County 1,002 1,177 1,240 1,383 1,405
Ouray County 2,006 2,356 2,483 2,769 2,813
Park County 1,533 1,800 1,897 2,115 2,149
Phillips County 1,138 1,336 1,408 1,570 1,595
Pitkin County 2,135 2,507 2,642 2,946 2,993
Prowers County 1,024 1,202 1,267 1,413 1,436
Pueblo County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,691
Rio Blanco County 1,314 1,543 1,626 1,813 1,842
Rio Grande County 1,072 1,259 1,327 1,480 1,503
Routt County 1,754 2,060 2,170 2,420 2,459
Saguache County 1,051 1,235 1,301 1,451 1,474
San Juan County 1,210 1,422 1,498 1,670 1,697
San Miguel County 2,011 2,362 2,489 2,775 2,820
Sedgwick County 991 1,164 1,227 1,368 1,390
Summit County 1,871 2,198 2,316 2,582 2,624
Teller County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Washington County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Weld County 1,527 1,794 1,890 2,107 2,141
Yuma County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568

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