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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 26, 2018 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 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Adams County

1,549

1,819 1,917 2,137 2,172
Alamosa County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568
Arapahoe County 1,652 1,940 2,044 2,279 2,316
Archuleta County 1,397 1,641 1,729 1,928 1,959
Baca County 957 1,125 1,185 1,321 1,343
Bent County 1,006 1,182 1,245 1,388 1,411
Boulder County 1,820 2,138 2,253 2,512 2,553
Broomfield County 1,791 2,104 2,217 2,472 2,512
Chaffee County 1,492 1,753 1,847 2,059 2,093
Cheyenne County 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Clear Creek County 1,576 1,851 1,951 2,175 2,210
Conejos County 1,063 1,249 1,316 1,467 1,491
Costilla County 1,010 1,186 1,250 1,394 1,416
Crowley County 1,074 1,261 1,329 1,482 1,506
Custer County 1,384 1,626 1,713 1,910 1,941
Delta County

1,278

1,501 1,582 1,764 1,792
Denver County 1,613 1,894 1,996 2,226 2,261
Dolores County 995 1,168 1,231 1,373 1,395
Douglas County 2,004 2,354 2,480 2,765 2,810
Eagle County

2,029

2,383 2,511 2,800 2,845
Elbert County

1,921

2,257 2,378 2,651 2,694
El Paso County 1,522 1,788 1,884 2,101 2,135
Fremont County 1,223 1,436 1,513 1,687 1,714
Garfield County 1,730 2,032 2,141 2,387 2,426
Gilpin County 1,463 1,719 1,811 2,019 2,052
Grand County 1,506 1,769 1,864 2,078 2,112
Gunnison County 1,553 1,824 1,922 2,143 2,178
Hinsdale County

1,448

1,701 1,792 1,998 2,030
Huerfano County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,690
Jackson County 1,367 1,606 1,692 1,887 1,917
Jefferson County 1,697 1,993 2,100 2,342 2,379
Kiowa County

1,029

1,209 1,274 1,421 1,443
Kit Carson County 1,197 1,406 1,482 1,652 1,679
La Plata County 1,629 1,913 2,016 2,248 2,284
Lake County 1,425 1,673 1,763 1,966 1,997
Larimer County

1,580

1,855 1,955 2,180 2,215
Las Animas County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Lincoln County 1,310 1,538 1,621 1,807 1,837
Logan County 1,177 1,383 1,457 1,625 1,651
Mesa County 1,367 1,606 1,692 1,887 1,917
Mineral County 1,539 1,808 1,905 2,124 2,158
Moffat County

1,327

1,558

1,642

1,831

1,860

Montezuma County

1,238

1,454 1,532 1,708 1,736
Montrose County

1,324

1,554 1,638 1,826 1,856
Morgan County 1,302 1,530 1,612 1,797 1,826
Otero County 1,072

1,259

1,327 1,480 1,503
Ouray County 1,711 2,010 2,118 2,362 2,400
Park County 1,537 1,805 1,902 2,121 2,155
Phillips County 1,172 1,376 1,450 1,617 1,643
Pitkin County

1,923

2,259 2,380 2,654 2,697
Prowers County 1,124 1,320 1,391 1,551 1,576
Pueblo County 1,255 1,474 1,553 1,732 1,760
Rio Blanco County

1,256

1,475 1,554 1,733 1,761
Rio Grande County 1,173 1,378 1,452 1,619 1,645
Routt County 1,828 2,147 2,262 2,522 2,563
Saguache County 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
San Juan County 1,624 1,907 2,010 2,241 2,277
San Miguel County 1,931 2,268 2,390 2,665 2,708
Sedgwick County 1,048 1,231 1,297 1,446 1,470
Summit County 1,949 2,289 2,412 2,689 2,733
Teller County

1,483

1,742 1,836 2,047 2,080
Washington County 1,168 1,371 1,445 1,611 1,637
Weld County 1,521 1,786 1,882 2,098 2,132
Yuma County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689

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