APPLY NOW: Deadline for Philadelphia Tax Relief Program *This* Thursday, Dec. 1!
Philadelphia homeowners, make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to save $1000+ on your real estate taxes!
Did you know that If you own your home, you are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on your Real Estate Tax?
But you must act fast: the deadline to apply is this Thursday, December 1.
The Homestead Exemption reduces the taxable portion of your property’s assessed value.
With this exemption, the property’s assessed value is reduced by $80,000. Most homeowners will save about $1,119 a year on their Real Estate Tax bill starting in 2023.
That’s more money in your pocket!
Once the city accepts your application, you never have to reapply for the exemption, even if the amount of the exemption changes.
If you continue to own and live in your home, you will get your property tax savings every year!
WHO CAN – AND CANNOT – APPLY:
Great news: there are no income or age requirements for this relief!
You are also still eligible if you have a mortgage or are delinquent taxes.
If you have a 10-year residential tax abatement, you are not eligible. However, you may apply after the abatement expires.
HOW TO APPLY: Because the final deadline is so close, your best options are to apply online or by phone.
APPLY ONLINE: Philadelphia Tax Center
APPLY BY PHONE: call the Homestead Hotline at (215) 686-9200.
The City of Philadelphia website has more useful information to help you understand the process, and it also breaks down who could qualify for a conditional Homestead Exemption.
There are also other city tax relief programs that may be a better fit for you. This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer can also help you figure out what works best for your situation.
As always, if you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at 215-879-7777.
Please share this information with your friends and family!
PS: If you already applied by the initial September 13 deadline, you don’t need to reapply, and your approval will be reflected on your real estate tax bill next year. Applicants approved after September 13 will receive a second bill with an adjusted amount due.