Jefferson County taxpayers will soon receive a TABOR refund check in the mail, as required by the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights Amendment (TABOR).
TABOR requires governments in Colorado to refund revenue collected above the TABOR limit for a given fiscal year or seek voter approval to retain the revenue. In 2022, Jefferson County received approximately $39.4 million in revenue above the TABOR revenue limit, as a result, the county is required to give that money back to the 210K property taxpayers in 2023. Learn more about TABOR. There are a variety of methods that can be used to refund the revenue to taxpayers. Examples include mailing refund checks to property taxpayers or applying a credit to the following year’s property tax bill. After exploring the various options, Jefferson County determined mailing refund checks was the most direct and transparent way for each taxpayer to receive their fair share of the refund.
According to Treasurer Jerry DiTullio, the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office will cash any check under $200 (with a valid ID). Additionally, the Treasurer's Office asks that you do not send your checks back, please cash them. The funds cannot be use by the county.