Applications for the property tax/rent rebate program (Form PA-1000) are now available on the PA Department of Revenue’s website.
The program allows eligible Pennsylvania property owners and renters to claim rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2017. The application is due by June 30, 2018. Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, 2018.
The rebate 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. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2016 and meet all other eligibility criteria.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
Claimants must reapply every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid in each year.
If you have any questions or if you would like more information, contact Fred Schutz at (856) 722-5300 ext. 201 or Dave Gill at ext. 210.