Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Eligibility criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older or married to someone 65 years of age or older; or
  • 50 years of age or older and a widow/widower; or
  • 18 years of age or older and permanently disabled.

AND: Owned and occupied your home or rented an apartment, nursing home, personal care boarding home or similar residence in Pennsylvania during the period for which you are claiming the rebate.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate is based on the property taxes paid or included in the rent you paid during the previous calendar year.

Participants will now receive:

Homeowners Income Homeowners Rebate
$0 - $8,000 $650
$8,001- $15,000 $500
$15,001 - $18,000 $300
$18,001 - $35,000 $250

 

Renters Income Renters Rebate
$0-$8,000 $650
$8,001-$15,000 $500

*Remember to exclude one-half of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits when calculating eligibility income.

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate is December 31, 2017. 

NOTE:  Beginning with claim year 2013, the Department of Revenue will pay property tax and rent rebate claims filed on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day during a claim year and meet all other eligibility criteria.  Such claims can be filed by spouses, personal representatives or estates, on behalf of deceased claimants.
     As a result of House Bill 1067 income  eligibility guidelines for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program have changed so that income increases due solely to Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) will no longer disqualify claimants from receiving rebates.
     Any homeowner who receives Social Security, was paid a property tax rebate in 2013 for claim year 2012 and had annual income up to $35,298 last year is encouraged to apply for a rebate for claim year 2013.  Also, renters who receive Social Security, were paid a rent rebate in 2013 for claim year 2012 and had annual incomes last year up to $15,128 are also encouraged to apply.  
     

For More Information contact:
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Claim Information
1-888-222-9190
www.papropertytaxrelief.com

Forms Ordering Service
1-800-362-2050