Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline is Dec. 31

The Dec. 31 deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is quickly approaching.

Applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for taxes or rent paid in 2018 are available online and in my office. The program provides rebates up to $650 on rent or property tax paid by Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older.

The application is available on the Department of Revenue’s website at www.revenue.pa.gov.  

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income and all Social Security cost-of-living increases are excluded.

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.