Property Tax Rebates
Are you eligible?
Homestead Act (Eligible if your home is your permanent residence)
Apply through the County Tax Office (Application Period: Sept 1st-March 1st each year)
2 forms of ID required or application will be denied (License & W2 or Voter Registration) Home address must be on both forms of ID.
The homestead Act is set by the school district and can reduce your assessment by $10,000-$40,000+ which could be a very significant amount
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Rebates can range from $500-$975 a year
Applications are accepted until June 30th of each year
Program & Eligibility:
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 2018 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 $6.9 billion in property tax and rent relief. The rebate program also receives funding from slots gaming.