HARRISBURG – In wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Dept. of Revenue is extending the deadline for its annual Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).
Overall, the program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.
The income limit is $35,000 annually for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded.
“This important initiative provides valuable relief to Pennsylvanians that need it the most,” said Mastriano. “Given our ongoing health crisis, it is necessary to provide state residents with ample time to participate in this popular program.”
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. As specified by law, rebate distribution will begin on July 1. After June 30, rebates will be distributed as claims are received and processed.
Applicants may obtain Property Tax & Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information online at www.revenue.pa.gov/ by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.
Since the Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $6.9 billion in property tax and rent relief. The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.
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