Deadline extended for Pa. Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
I'm happy to announce that the deadline for the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2018 tax year has been extended to Dec. 31, 2019.
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 2018 and meet all other eligibility criteria.
You can get your application at www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling 1-888-222-9190. My office also can help you, so don't hesitate to contact us.