Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applications Available in Senator Browne’s Offices

The 2014 Property Tax and Rent Rebate program is open and applications are available for property taxes and rent paid in 2014, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.

The rebate program benefits 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. Remember when calculating income, only half of Social Security income is included.

Residents who meet the program’s guidelines and who have not already filed a 2014 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Application may qualify for a rebate of up to $650.

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

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30, 2015.

Applications and information are available by visiting or calling any of Senator Browne’s 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, Northern Lehigh County Office (610-769-5566) located in the North Whitehall Township Building at 3256 Levans Road in Coplay.

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.

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Contact:           Matt Moyer      (610) 821-8468