Galloway hosting tax rebate events

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, and his staff will host forums to help senior citizens in his legislative district fill out and submit Pennsylvania’s 2014 Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications.

The dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center, 301 Wood St., Bristol
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, Falls Township Senior Center, Trenton and Oxford Valley roads, Fairless Hills

"The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is funded from Pennsylvania Lottery profits, and is meant to help reimburse low- and fixed-income homeowners for the property taxes they paid in the previous year," Galloway said. "Also, some seniors who rent their homes may qualify for rent rebates."

Seniors 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older and permanently disabled adults between the ages of 18 and 64 may be eligible for the refunds, depending on their income level.

Homeowners may have earned up to $35,000 and renters may have earned up to $15,000 in the 2014 calendar year, with only half of the applicant’s Social Security, Supplemental Security and federal railroad Retirement Tier 1 earnings counting toward the limit.

The maximum rebate is $650, depending on the person’s income.

"My staff is trained to help determine if you qualify, and to complete the forms if you may be eligible," Galloway said. "Please bring your 2014 income statements and paid property tax receipts when you come to these events."

The deadline to file for a refund is June 30.