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Fri Feb 22
Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Prog
...submit by June 30, 2013
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Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Application forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for tax year 2012 are now available online (click here). Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2012. 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 permanent 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).

Applications are due by June 30.