Sen. Yaw Reminds Residents of Dec. 31st Deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

HARRISBURG – Older adults and people with disabilities living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties have until Thursday, December 31st, 2020 to apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2019, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

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.

“For many people living on fixed incomes, this rebate program can offer a significant refund,” Sen. Yaw said. “I strongly encourage those who feel they may be eligible for the program to contact my office for assistance.”

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.

It’s free to apply for a rebate, and applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information at the Senator’s Williamsport District Office, 175 Pine Street, Suite 105, Williamsport, PA  17701, by calling 1-800-443-5772, or on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.  Applicants should call ahead to determine whether in-person appointments are required.

After checking eligibility requirements, qualified applicants should keep in mind that they will need to include the required documentation for property taxes or rent paid for the claim year when filing their applications. This information will be needed whether you’re filing online or on the paper application.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.

For more state-related news and information visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff

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