Deadline to apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program December 31!
Did you know…
…this year, the deadline for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 was extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2022?
The property tax/rent rebate program – which benefits eligible Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older; widows and widowers ages 50 and older; and people with disabilities ages 18 and older – has expanded over the years.
Income limits have risen over time to $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded.
Thousands of qualified individuals don’t apply though, leaving millions of dollars on the table.
Let’s fix that.
If you’d rather apply by mail, you can download the link here: Request an Application (pa.gov)
Note: applications postmarked by Dec. 31 will be accepted for processing.
As always, if you need help with the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact my district office at 215-879-7777.
You can also learn more on the Department of Revenue’s website.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Department of Revenue automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.
You can track the status of your application and your rebate online by visiting: myPATH – Property Tax/Rent Rebate Status.
New this year: There is also a one-time *bonus* rebate. Thanks to Governor Wolf, the Department of Revenue is issuing a one-time bonus rebate equal to 70% of the original rebate amount for every claimant who was approved for a rebate on rent or property taxes paid in 2021.
It’s meant to provide much needed financial support for older and disabled Pennsylvanians still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
Note: You don’t have to do anything extra to receive this bonus beyond applying for the rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2021.
Again, if you qualify, please don’t delay, and apply today!