PTC Rebate Eligibility Requirements

Many Coloradans may be eligible for the Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit rebate, also known as the "PTC" rebate, which is available every year. It has been available to Colorado residents since 1971. If you are a full-year Colorado resident, 65 years of age or older, or a surviving spouse 58 years of age or older, OR disabled, regardless of age -- you may qualify for the PTC rebate. The actual rebate total is based on the applicant’s income and expenses.
Any Colorado resident who meets the requirements for the rebate should submit the rebate application 104PTC. Once you complete the application you can bring the application to a Colorado Department of Revenue Taxpayer Service Center or send it in by mail. 

What are the eligibility requirements? 

  • Resided in Colorado the entire year. 
  • Are lawfully present in the United States. Persons who are 18 years of age or older and are applying for a public benefit such as PTC must prove lawful presence in the United States.
  • Income levels for single and married persons change each year. See the PTC rebate application booklet. You have two years after the end of a calendar year to apply for the rebate. Make sure you submit all 3 pages, plus affidavit or your rebate will be delayed or denied.
  • You (either husband or wife) are 65 or older by Dec. 31, or are a surviving spouse at least 58 years old by Dec. 31. 
  • or 
  • You were disabled for the entire year, regardless of age. 
  • You are not claimed as a dependent on any other person’s federal income tax return. 


Free assistance for eligible applicants

  • Free assistance statewide for low-income persons with completing the PTC application and Colorado income tax forms through Denver Asset Building Coalition.
  • Free Assistance statewide through the Piton Foundation . Or dial 211 (Mile High United  Way, it's a free call) to find a free tax preparation site near you.