Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended to End of Year
Harrisburg – The deadline for older adults and
residents with disabilities to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent
Rebate Program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
department has extended the program deadline to ensure eligible applicants have
time to apply for the tax relief they’re owed,” Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser
said. “About 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are
expected to benefit from the program.”
the department evaluates the program as the statutory June 30 application
deadline approaches to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline.
To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to take advance of
this tax relief.
program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers
age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income
limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and
half of Social Security income is excluded.
standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can
boost rebates to $975.
As of May
30, the Revenue Department had received 463,672 rebate applications. As
specified by law, rebate distribution will begin on July 1. After June 30,
rebates will be distributed as claims are received and processed.
may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related
information online at www.revenue.state.pa.us
or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.
nothing to apply for a rebate. In response to continued inquiries regarding
fee-based application filing services offered privately, the department reminds
residents that free application assistance is available at hundreds of
locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district offices,
local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices.
who already applied for rebates may check the status of claims online at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by
calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the
Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled
adults have received more than $5.6 billion worth of property tax and rent
relief. The expanded portion of the rebate program is also supported for with
revenue from slots gaming.