FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Bill Kortz
Deadline to apply for 2010 Property Tax/Rent Rebate is Dec. 31
HARRISBURG, Dec. 14 – State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, reminds residents that the deadline to apply for a Property Tax/Rent Rebate is Dec. 31.
The program offers income-eligible seniors, the disabled, and widows and widowers a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2010.
"Residents who received a Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2009 should have already received an application for 2010," Kortz said. "My offices can assist residents with their application form."
Kortz said applications for the program can be obtained by contacting his constituent service office at (412) 466-1940.
Applications are also available through the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging, which can be reached by calling toll free 800-344-4319, or the state Department of Revenue through its website, www.revenue.state.pa.us.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program provides rebates of up to $650 to senior citizens, widows and widowers 50 or older, and those 18 or older with a permanent disability. Annual income may not exceed $35,000 for homeowners or $15,000 for renters. Applicants need only count half of their Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.