Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2016 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free!

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650.

Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2016 and meet all other eligibility criteria.

The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2016 is June 30, 2017, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money.