Yaw Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extension

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended from June 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery to help eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals with property tax and/or rent payments.

The Property Tax/Rent 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.

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

“For many seniors on fixed incomes, this rebate program can offer a significant refund,” Yaw said. “I strongly encourage those who feel they may be eligible for the program to contact any of my district offices for assistance.”

Yaw said Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) can be obtained by contacting his Williamsport Office at (570) 322-6457, Towanda District Office at 570-265-7448, the local Area Agencies on Aging or through the Department of Revenue’s website at www.revenue.state.pa.us.

Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates can check the status of claims online or by calling 1-888-PATAXES.

Contact: Rita Zielonis
(717) 787-3280