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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 28, 2016 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 1,502 1,764 1,859 2,073 2,106
Alamosa County 1,079 1,267 1,335 1,489 1,513
Arapahoe County 1,583 1,859 1,959 2,184 2,220
Archuleta County 1,392 1,635 1,723 1,921 1,952
Baca County 934 1,097 1,156 1,289 1,310
Bent County 983 1,155 1,217 1,357 1,379
Boulder County 1,765 2,073 2,184 2,435 2,474
Broomfield County 1,709 2,007 2,115 2,358 2,396
Chaffee County 1,418 1,665 1,755 1,957 1,988
Cheyenne County 1,158 1,360 1,433 1,598 1,624
Clear Creek County 1,500 1,761 1,856 2,069 2,103
Conejos County 1,029 1,208 1,273 1,419 1,442
Costilla County 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
Crowley County 1,043 1,225 1,291 1,439 1,463
Custer County 1,406 1,651 1,740 1,940 1,971
Delta County 1,260 1,480 1,560 1,739 1,767
Denver County 1,541 1,810 1,907 2,126 2,161
Dolores County 1,138 1,337 1,409 1,571 1,596
Douglas County 1,959 2,300 2,424 2,703 2,746
Eagle County 2,063 2,423 2,553 2,847 2,893
El Paso County 1,485 1,744 1,838 2,049 2,082
Elbert County 1,922 2,258 2,379 2,653 2,695
Fremont County 1,196 1,405 1,480 1,650 1,677
Garfield County 1,735 2,038 2,147 2,394 2,433
Gilpin County 1,513 1,777 1,872 2,087 2,121
Grand County 1,484 1,743 1,837 2,048 2,081
Gunnison County 1,547 1,817 1,915 2,135 2,170
Hinsdale County 1,462 1,717 1,809 2,017 2,050
Huerfano County 1,084 1,274 1,342 1,496 1,520
Jackson County 1,026 1,205 1,270 1,416 1,439
Jefferson County 1,630 1,914 2,017 2,249 2,285
Kiowa County 963 1,131 1,192 1,329 1,351
Kit Carson County 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
La Plata County 1,565 1,838 1,937 2,160 2,195
Lake County 1,262 1,482 1,562 1,742 1,770
Larimer County 1,514 1,778 1,874 2,090 2,123
Las Animas County 1,239 1,456 1,534 1,710 1,738
Lincoln County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Logan County 1,128 1,325 1,396 1,557 1,582
Mesa County 1,361 1,599 1,685 1,879 1,909
Mineral County 1,364 1,602 1,688 1,882 1,913
Moffat County 1,342 1,576 1,661 1,852 1,882
Montezuma County 1,180 1,386 1,461 1,629 1,655
Montrose County 1,333 1,566 1,650 1,840 1,869
Morgan County 1,248 1,466 1,545 1,723 1,750
Otero County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Ouray County 1,807 2,122 2,236 2,493 2,533
Park County 1,499 1,760 1,855 2,068 2,102
Phillips County 1,141 1,340 1,412 1,574 1,600
Pitkin County 1,944 2,283 2,406 2,683 2,726
Prowers County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Pueblo County 1,197 1,406 1,482 1,652 1,679
Rio Blanco County 1,274 1,497 1,577 1,758 1,787
Rio Grande County 1,092 1,282 1,351 1,506 1,531
Routt County 1,760 2,067 2,178 2,428 2,468
Saguache County 1,084 1,274 1,342 1,496 1,520
San Juan County 1,227 1,441 1,518 1,693 1,720
San Miguel County 1,864 2,189 2,307 2,572 2,614
Sedgwick County 1,006 1,182 1,245 1,388 1,411
Summit County 1,907 2,240 2,360 2,631 2,674
Teller County 1,452 1,705 1,797 2,004 2,036
Washington County 1,103 1,295 1,365 1,522 1,547
Weld County 1,454 1,708 1,800 2,007 2,039
Yuma County 1,193 1,402 1,477 1,647 1,673

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