Tax Rebate Program

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA PROPERTY TAX / RENT REBATE PROGRAM

Q: What is this program and who is eligible?

A: This Pennsylvania Lottery-funded rebate program benefits those age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Rebate amounts vary from $250 - $650 or more depending on the filer’s status. To be eligible, the annual income limit for homeowners cannot exceed $35,000 or $15,000 for renters. Only half of Social Security income is included in this calculation.

For homeowners:

Household income of $18,001 - $35,000 will receive $250

$15,001 - $18,000 will receive $300

$8,001 - $15,000 will receive $500

$0 - $8,000 will receive $650

For renters:

Income of $8,001 - $15,000 will receive $500

$0 - $8,000 will receive $650

Q. When can I apply?

A. Use booklet PA-1000 to apply after Feb. 15.

Q: Is there a deadline to apply?

A: Yes, the deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in the previous year is June 30.

Q: Where can I get an application?

A: Applications can be downloaded at www.revenue.state.pa.us, requested by email: ra-forms@pa.gov, or by calling 1-800-362-2050. Forms are also available at your local state legislator’s office (www.legis.state.pa.us),

or the Lancaster County Office of Aging at 150 N. Queen Street, (717) 299-7979 or www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco_aging).

Q: Where can I get help filling out the application?

A: You may download instructions at www.revenue.state.pa.us or call 1-888-222-9190. Assistance is also available at most state legislators’ offices, or by calling the Lancaster County Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.

Q: How long will it take to get my rebate after I’ve submitted my application?

A: The Revenue Department starts mailing rebate checks on July 1. To check on the status of your rebate claim, call toll-free: 1-888-222-9190.


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