Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applications Available

 Rebate Booklets and Assistance Available in Sen. Browne’s Offices 

The 2013 Property Tax and Rent Rebate program is now open for property taxes and rent paid in 2013, according to Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne.

“Providing Pennsylvania’s senior citizens with property tax relief remains one of my top priorities,” Senator Browne said. “With property taxes and rent among the largest expenses for most families, this program is one way that qualifying senior citizens can recoup some of their money.”

Eligible residents can receive a rebate of up to $650.

Eligible applicants are:

• Homeowners or renters who paid property taxes or rent last year,

• Ages 65 or older,

• OR widow or a widower ages 50 to 64,

• OR are ages 18 or older with a permanent disability.

• Income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters. (All income is included with the exception of Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits, which are counted at 50 percent).

Homeowners

Income Level Maximum Rebate
$0 – $8,000 $650
$8,001 – $15,000 $500
$15,001 – $18,000 $300
$18,001 – $35,000  $250

Renters

Income Level Maximum Rebate
$0 – $8,000 $650
$8,001 – $15,000  $500

Applications and information are available by visiting or calling any of my district offices: Allentown Office (610-821-8468) located at 702 Hamilton Street in Allentown; Western Lehigh County Office (610-366-2327) located in the Upper Macungie Township Building at 8330 Schantz Road in Breinigsville; or, Monroe County Office (570-402-1499) located at Routes 115 and 209 in Saylorsburg.

Applications are also available by visiting the Property Tax and Rent Rebate section of state Department of Revenue’s website. Claimants are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information for their claims to be processed accurately and quickly.

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30, 2014.

Contact:

Matt Moyer
(610) 366-2327