• Tax Relief for Senior Citizens

    The rebate 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 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2017 and meet all other eligibility criteria.

    The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

    The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $6.7 billion in property tax and rent relief. The rebate program also receives funding from slots gaming.

    Homeowners receive:

    Household Income

    Rebate

    $0 to $8,000
    $8,001 to $15,000
    $15,001 to $18,000
    $18,001 to $35,000
    $650
    $500
    $300
    $250
    For more information on this information and to obtain the necessary forms, please go to the PA Department of Revenue website by clicking HERE:
     
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Last Modified on May 8, 2018