State Rep. Mike O'Brien
June 29, 2012
Property Tax/Rent Rebate application deadline extended to Dec. 31
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2012.
The program provides qualifying senior citizens and other Pennsylvania residents with rebates based on the property taxes or rent they paid the previous year.
The program is open to Pennsylvania residents 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people 18 or older who have a disability. The income limit to qualify is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters. Applicants must count all sources of income toward the limit, but only half of any Social Security, Supplemental Security or federal Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits toward their total income.
The maximum property tax or rent rebate for most qualifying Pennsylvania residents is $650. Rebates will be mailed beginning July 1.
Information and applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are available through my office located at 610 N. Second Street; (215) 503-3245. Applicants may also obtain forms online at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.