FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. John Galloway
Rep. Galloway hosting tax rebate events
HARRISBURG, Feb. 22 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, and his staff, will host forums to help seniors in the district fill out and submit Pennsylvania’s 2011 Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications.
The dates, times and locations are as follows:
Fri., Feb. 24 Trenton & Oxford Valley roads, Fairless Hills.
Thurs., March 1 Wood & Mulberry streets, Bristol.
Thurs., March 8 31 E. Cleveland Ave., Morrisville.
“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is funded through 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 may qualify for rent rebates as well.”
Seniors 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older and permanently disabled adults aged 18-64 may be eligible for the refunds, depending on their income level.
Homeowners may earn up to $35,000 and renters may earn up to $15,000 in the 2011 calendar year, and only half of the applicant’s Social Security, Supplemental Security and federal railroad Retirement Tier 1 earnings will count toward the limit.
The maximum rebate is $650, depending on the person’s income.
“My staff is trained to help determine if you may be qualified, and to complete the forms if you are eligible,” Galloway said. “Please bring your 2011 income statements and paid property tax receipts when you come to these events.”