Schweyer: Application deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program extended to Dec. 31

HARRISBURG, June 11 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting older and disabled residents of the 22nd Legislative District that the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is extending the deadline to apply for property tax and rent rebates paid in 2020 from June 30 to Dec. 31.

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been available to Pennsylvanians for decades and it remains one of the most important programs which benefit older and low-income families in Pennsylvania,” Schweyer said. “This extension to the application deadline will ensure more people can file, but I encourage those who need to apply – especially those newly eligible – to not wait and get the applications filed early.”

Schweyer said his Allentown office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206, is available to assist residents with their applications. Those interested must have their identification, proof of 2020 income and either a statement of 2020 rent paid, or a receipt of 2020 taxes paid, if homeowners. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended to call the office first at 610-791-6270 to avoid overcrowding.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

More information about the program is available