HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Pennsylvania Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced on Wednesday that application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available.
Eligible Pennsylvanians can begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018, beginning January 23. The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30, 2019.
“This program helps more than half a million seniors and people with disabilities obtain rebates on the rent or property taxes they paid the previous year,” Hassell said in a prepared release. “We encourage everyone who is eligible to apply.”
Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.
It is free to apply for a rebate, and free filing help is available at hundreds of locations across the commonwealth, including at Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior community centers and state legislators’ offices.
Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid in each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2018 and meet all other eligibility criteria.
Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, as required by law. More than $252.6 million in property tax and rent rebates have been sent to more than 527,000 homeowners and renters across the state for property taxes and rent paid in 2017.