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 25, 2019 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 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Adams County

1,576

1,851

1,951

2,175

2,210

Alamosa County

1,154

1,355

1,428

1,592

1,618

Arapahoe County

1,667

1,958

2,063

2,300

2,337

Archuleta County

1,412

1,658

1,747

1,948

1,979

Baca County

1,009

1,185

1,249

1,393

1,415

Bent County

1,022

1,200

1,265

1,410

1,433

Boulder County

1,854

2,178

2,295

2,559

2,600

Broomfield County

1,835

2,155

2,271

2,532

2,573

Chaffee County

1,517

1,781

1,877

2,093

2,127

Cheyenne County

1,287

1,512

1,593

1,776

1,805

Clear Creek County

1,687

1,982

2,088

2,328

2,366

Conejos County

1,063

1,249

1,316

1,467

1,491

Costilla County

992

1,165

1,228

1,369

1,391

Crowley County

1,121

1,316

1,387

1,547

1,571

Custer County

1,471

1,728

1,821

2,030

2,063

Delta County

1,294

1,519

1,601

1,785

1,814

Denver County

1,651

1,939

2,043

2,278

2,315

Dolores County

1,058

1,243

1,310

1,461

1,484

Douglas County

2,024

2,377

2,505

2,793

2,838

Eagle County

2,059

2,418

2,548

2,841

2,887

Elbert County

1,980

2,326

2,451

2,733

2,777

El Paso County

1,548

1,818

1,916

2,136

2,171

Fremont County

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Garfield County

1,734

2,037

2,146

2,393

2,431

Gilpin County

1,596

1,874

1,975

2,202

2,238

Grand County

1,458

1,713

1,805

2,013

2,045

Gunnison County

1,506

1,769

1,864

2,078

2,112

Hinsdale County

1,398

1,642

1,730

1,929

1,960

Huerfano County

1,224

1,438

1,515

1,689

1,716

Jackson County

1,363

1,601

1,687

1,881

1,911

Jefferson County

1,725

2,026

2,135

2,381

2,419

Kiowa County

1,029

1,209

1,274

1,421

1,443

Kit Carson County

1,221

1,434

1,511

1,685

1,712

Lake County

1,450

1,703

1,794

2,000

2,033

La Plata County

1,660

1,949

2,054

2,290

2,327

Larimer County

1,627

1,911

2,014

2,246

2,282

Las Animas County

1,235

1,451

1,529

1,705

1,732

Lincoln County

1,252

1,471

1,550

1,728

1,756

Logan County

1,184

1,390

1,465

1,633

1,660

Mesa County

1,367

1,606

1,692

1,887

1,917

Mineral County

1,510

1,774

1,869

2,084

2,118

Moffat County

1,312

1,541

1,624

1,811

1,840

Montezuma County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Montrose County

1,339

1,572

1,657

1,848

1,877

Morgan County

1,313

1,542

1,625

1,812

1,841

Otero County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Ouray County

1,742

2,046

2,156

2,404

2,443

Park County

1,538

1,807

1,904

2,123

2,157

Phillips County

1,148

1,349

1,421

1,584

1,610

Pitkin County

1,917

2,251

2,372

2,645

2,687

Prowers County

1,168

1,371

1,445

1,611

1,637

Pueblo County

1,267

1,488

1,568

1,748

1,777

Rio Blanco County

1,292

1,517

1,599

1,783

1,812

Rio Grande County

1,226

1,440

1,517

1,691

1,719

Routt County

1,868

2,194

2,312

2,578

2,619

Saguache County

1,074

1,261

1,329

1,482

1,506

San Juan County

1,642

1,928

2,032

2,266

2,302

San Miguel County

2,009

2,359

2,486

2,772

2,817

Sedgwick County

1,053

1,237

1,303

1,453

1,476

Summit County

1,901

2,233

2,353

2,624

2,666

Teller County

1,494

1,755

1,849

2,062

2,095

Washington County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Weld County

1,538

1,807

1,904

2,123

2,157

Yuma County

1,290

1,515

1,596

1,780

1,808


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