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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 31, 2014 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 1960 2,185 2,221
Alamosa County 1,109 1,303 1373 1,531 1,556
Arapahoe County 1,633 1,918 2021 2,253 2,290
Archuleta County 1,434 1,684 1775 1,979 2,011
Baca County 944 1,108 1168 1,302 1,323
Bent County 974 1,144 1205 1,344 1,365
Boulder County 1,821 2,139 2254 2,513 2,554
Broomfield County 1,791 2,103 2216 2,471 2,511
Chaffee County 1,340 1,574 1659 1,850 1,880
Cheyenne County 1,025 1,204 1269 1,415 1,438
Clear Creek County 1,645 1,932 2036 2,270 2,307
Conejos County 966 1,134 1195 1,332 1,354
Costilla County 1,017 1,195 1259 1,404 1,426
Crowley County 1,005 1,181 1244 1,387 1,409
Custer County 1,562 1,834 1933 2,155 2,190
Delta County 1,299 1,526 1608 1,793 1,822
Denver County 1,576 1,851 1950 2,174 2,209
Dolores County 1,175 1,380 1454 1,621 1,647
Douglas County 2,045 2,402 2531 2,822 2,868
Eagle County 2,113 2,482 2615 2,916 2,963
El Paso County 1,516 1,780 1876 2,092 2,126
Elbert County 2,013 2,364 2491 2,778 2,822
Fremont County 1,190 1,398 1473 1,642 1,669
Garfield County 1,759 2,066 2177 2,427 2,467
Gilpin County 1,649 1,936 2040 2,275 2,312
Grand County 1,431 1,681 1771 1,975 2,007
Gunnison County 1,681 1,975 2081 2,320 2,358
Hinsdale County 1,623 1,907 2009 2,240 2,277
Huerfano County 1,029 1,208 1273 1,419 1,442
Jackson County 1,083 1,272 1340 1,494 1,518
Jefferson County 1,703 2,000 2108 2,350 2,388
Kiowa County 920 1,080 1138 1,269 1,289
Kit Carson County 1,184 1,390 1465 1,633 1,660
La Plata County 1,596 1,874 1975 2,202 2,238
Lake County 1,156 1,358 1431 1,596 1,621
Larimer County 1,556 1,828 1926 2,148 2,182
Las Animas County 1,209 1,420 1496 1,668 1,695
Lincoln County 1,171 1,375 1449 1,616 1,642
Logan County 1,084 1,274 1342 1,496 1,520
Mesa County 1,387 1,629 1716 1,914 1,945
Mineral County 1,354 1,591 1676 1,869 1,899
Moffat County 1,355 1,591 1677 1,870 1,900
Montezuma County 1,202 1,412 1488 1,659 1,686
Montrose County 1,383 1,624 1711 1,908 1,939
Morgan County 1,265 1,485 1565 1,745 1,773
Otero County 1,002 1,177 1240 1,383 1,405
Ouray County 2,006 2,356 2483 2,769 2,813
Park County 1,533 1,800 1897 2,115 2,149
Phillips County 1,129 1,326 1397 1,558 1,583
Pitkin County 2,135 2,507 2642 2,946 2,993
Prowers County 987 1,160 1222 1,363 1,385
Pueblo County 1,206 1,416 1492 1,664 1,691
Rio Blanco County 1,314 1,543 1626 1,813 1,842
Rio Grande County 1,072 1,259 1327 1,480 1,503
Routt County 1,754 2,060 2170 2,420 2,459
Saguache County 1,051 1,235 1301 1,451 1,474
San Juan County 1,170 1,374 1448 1,615 1,641
San Miguel County 2,011 2,362 2489 2,775 2,820
Sedgwick County 974 1,144 1205 1,344 1,365
Summit County 1,860 2,185 2302 2,567 2,608
Teller County 1,488 1,747 1841 2,053 2,086
Washington County 1,122 1,318 1389 1,549 1,574
Weld County 1,527 1,794 1890 2,107 2,141
Yuma County 1,118 1,313 1384 1,543 1,568

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