10. Is there property tax relief available?
The Pennsylvania legislature enacted a law that expanded the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program to give more Pennsylvanians a rebate and increase the amount of the rebates. The rebate program benefits eligible 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, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older adults and adults with disabilities have received $4.8 billion in of property tax and rent rebates. The rebate program also receives funding from slots gaming.
Additional information on the PTRR program, including forms can be found on the link below or by contacting the Department of Revenue at (888) 222-9190: http://www.revenue.pa.gov/generaltaxinformation/propertytaxrentrebateprogram