Gergely reminds area residents of approaching Property Tax/Rent Rebate deadline

MUNHALL, Dec. 16 – State Rep. Marc Gergely, D-Allegheny, reminded constituents today that deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications is Dec. 31.  

"With how busy we are around the holidays, it’s easy to lose track of time," Gergely said. "Before you know it, it’ll be a new year and too late to file an application. This program is geared to helping seniors and those who are disabled and I don't want anyone to miss out what is rightfully theirs."

The application deadline for eligible residents to receive a rebate on their 2014 paid property taxes or rent is Dec. 31.

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, 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. The Revenue Department automatically calculates the supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.

To learn more, or for help in filing an application, contact Gergely’s office in White Oak at (412) 664-0035 or Munhall at (412) 476-3046.

Applications can also be filed online at www.revenue.pa.gov.

Since the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $5.9 billion in property tax and rent relief. The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.