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 April 26, 2021 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 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Adams County 1,711 2,009 2,117 2,360 2,399
Alamosa County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Arapahoe County 1,801 2,115 2,229 2,485 2,525
Archuleta County 1,472 1,729 1,822 2,032 2,064
Baca County 1,102 1,294 1,364 1,521 1,545
Bent County 1,090 1,280 1,349 1,504 1,528
Boulder County 1,993 2,340 2,466 2,750 2,794
Broomfield County 1,977 2,322 2,447 2,728 2,772
Chaffee County 1,576 1,851 1,950 2,174 2,209
Cheyenne County 1,192 1,400 1,475 1,645 1,671
Clear Creek County 1,774 2,084 2,196 2,449 2,488
Conejos County 1,050 1,234 1,300 1,450 1,473
Costilla County 1,110 1,304 1,374 1,532 1,557
Crowley County 1,094 1,285 1,354 1,510 1,534
Custer County 1,467 1,722 1,815 2,024 2,056
Delta County 1,361 1,598 1,684 1,878 1,908
Denver County 1,794 2,107 2,220 2,475 2,515
Dolores County 1,109 1,303 1,373 1,531 1,556
Douglas County 2,204 2,589 2,728 3,042 3,091
Eagle County 2,127 2,498 2,632 2,935 2,982
Elbert County 2,131 2,503 2,637 2,940 2,988
El Paso County 1,623 1,907 2,009 2,240 2,276
Fremont County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Garfield County 1,769 2,077 2,189 2,441 2,480
Gilpin County 1,805 2,120 2,234 2,491 2,531
Grand County 1,570 1,844 1,943 2,166 2,201
Gunnison County 1,626 1,909 2,012 2,243 2,280
Hinsdale County 1,433 1,683 1,773 1,977 2,009
Huerfano County 1,266 1,487 1,567 1,747 1,775
Jackson County 1,252 1,470 1,549 1,727 1,755
Jefferson County 1,842 2,164 2,280 2,542 2,583
Kiowa County 1,044 1,226 1,292 1,441 1,464
Kit Carson County 1,290 1,516 1,597 1,781 1,809
Lake County 1,451 1,704 1,796 2,003 2,035
La Plata County 1,724 2,025 2,134 2,379 2,418
Larimer County 1,733 2,036 2,145 2,392 2,430
Las Animas County 1,256 1,476 1,555 1,734 1,762
Lincoln County 1,276 1,498 1,579 1,761 1,789
Logan County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Mesa County 1,376 1,616 1,703 1,899 1,929
Mineral County 1,629 1,913 2,016 2,248 2,284
Moffat County 1,395 1,639 1,727 1,926 1,957
Montezuma County 1,370 1,609 1,695 1,890 1,920
Montrose County 1,357 1,593 1,679 1,872 1,902
Morgan County 1,439 1,690 1,781 1,986 2,018
Otero County 1,132 1,330 1,401 1,562 1,587
Ouray County 1,818 2,135 2,250 2,509 2,549
Park County 1,667 1,958 2,063 2,300 2,337
Phillips County 1,191 1,399 1,474 1,644 1,670
Pitkin County 1,948 2,288 2,411 2,688 2,732
Prowers County 1,211 1,423 1,499 1,671 1,698
Pueblo County 1,321 1,552 1,635 1,823 1,852
Rio Blanco County 1,328 1,559 1,643 1,832 1,862
Rio Grande County 1,252 1,471 1,550 1,728 1,756
Routt County 1,924 2,260 2,381 2,655 2,698
Saguache County 1,133 1,330 1,402 1,563 1,588
San Juan County 1,533 1,800 1,897 2,115 2,149
San Miguel County 2,094 2,459 2,591 2,889 2,936
Sedgwick County 992 1,165 1,228 1,369 1,391
Summit County 1,860 2,185 2,302 2,567 2,608
Teller County 1,572 1,847 1,946 2,170 2,205
Washington County 1,351 1,587 1,672 1,864 1,894
Weld County 1,666 1,957 2,062 2,299 2,336
Yuma County 1,381 1,622 1,709 1,906 1,936