Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Says Saylor
2/19/2010

Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2009 are now available.

 

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2009. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. 

 

Eligibility income limits for homeowners 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)

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 $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.  Residents are reminded that along with their application, they must submit a copy of their property tax bill stamped “paid” by the tax collector. Several tax collectors have indicated that they will no longer FAX copies of the tax bills and residents must pick up a copy from the office.

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available by contacting Saylor’s office at (717) 244-9232, or by visiting his Web site at RepSaylor.com.  Saylor’s office also has rebate forms for the Southeastern, Red Lion, and Dallastown Area school districts’ property tax rebate programs.  Income requirements for these programs are the same as the state program.

 

Rep. Stanley Saylor
94th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(717) 244-9232
(717) 783-6426

www.RepSaylor.com
Contact:  Sean Yeakle

(717) 787-3406

www.pahousegop.com

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