As released by the Office of Senator Rob Teplitz:
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Approaches
HARRISBURG, Dec. 4, 2013 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz today reminded the public that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is Dec. 31.
“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program provides much-deserved relief to seniors, and the deadline to see if individuals qualify is quickly approaching,” said Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York). “My staff will assist anyone who is interested in learning more and signing up.”
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 per year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
For assistance filling out a Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim form (PA-1000) and related information, call Teplitz’s offices in Harrisburg at 717-232-2937 or Halifax 717-896-7714.
Pennsylvania is providing $778 million in property tax relief this year. So far this year, rebates totaling $272.3 million have been sent to almost 574,000 homeowners and renters.
Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status of claims online at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling, toll-free,1-888-PATAXES.