HARRISBURG – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s deadline has been extended to the end of the year from its original date of June 30, according to Senator David G. Argall. This move was made to ensure that Pennsylvanians in need are not required to travel or visit any government offices while coronavirus mitigation efforts are in effect.
“This program is very impactful to residents across the state. I am thankful the Department of Revenue made the responsible decision to push the deadline back and give Pennsylvanians as much time as they need to apply,” said Argall.
The PTRR 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. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. As specified by law, rebate distribution will begin on July 1. After June 30, rebates will be distributed as claims are received and processed.
Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information online at www.revenue.pa.gov/ by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.
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