Contact Information 

Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
151 East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Property Tax and Rent Rebate Application Deadline Approaching
11/22/2014
QUESTION: When is the deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program?

ANSWER: The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is Wednesday, Dec. 31.

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

The rebate program provides property tax relief for eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with permanent disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Fifty percent of Social Security income is excluded when determining eligibility.

Income eligibility limits are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

• $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters)
• $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters)
• $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only)
• $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only)

In October 2014, a new law (Act 156) took effect. Retroactive to 2013, Act 156 expands the income eligibility threshold for applicants who had qualified in 2012 for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, but who had exceeded the income limits in tax year 2013 solely because of the increase in their Social Security cost-of-living-adjustment. For this specific group, the income range increases to $35,298 for homeowners and $15,128 for renters. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will automatically review previously denied claims submitted for 2013 due to the adjustment in eligibility. This change will remain in effect through 2016.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. Since the program began in 1971, more than $5.4 billion has been paid to qualified applicants. Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information by visiting the Department of Revenue’s website at Revenue.State.Pa.US, or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.

Claimants who already applied for rebates may check the status of claims online at Revenue.State.Pa.US or by calling, toll-free 1-888-PATAXES.
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