Senator Tomlinson: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Forms Now Available

Application forms for the Department of Revenue’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible residents to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2014, according to Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks), who urged eligible residents to apply.

Each resident who prepared or filed a paper rebate form last year not utilizing computer software should have received a 2014 application by now.  Renters who prepared or filed claims last year using computer software rather than the PA-1000 booklet received letters by mail reminding them to apply for 2014 rebates and providing copies of the PA-1000 Rent Certificate.

The 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.

“It costs nothing to apply for a rebate, and applications and free filing help are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, and senior centers,” Tomlinson said. “More than $276 million in property tax and rent rebates have been sent to more than 578,000 homeowners and renters across the state for taxes and rent paid in 2013. It’s a great program for seniors and those on a fixed income.”

Applications are also available online or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

CONTACT: CAROL MILLIGAN (717) 787-6725