School Tax Rebates Still Being Accepted

Applications for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are currently being accepted, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2012. The program benefits income-eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities.

Renters may earn up to $15,000 annually and qualify for the program, while home owners may earn up to $35,000. Exclude 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits when calculating income.

Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30, with rebates being mailed after July 1.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available here.

“While the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program helps some homeowners, I remain committed to the complete replacement of Pennsylvania’s archaic school property tax system,” Cox said.

He said that those interested in learning  about the Property Tax Independence Act (House Bill 76), that he is  sponsoring should visit his webite:  http://www.repjimcox.com

The bill would completely replace the school property tax with other funding mechanisms.

School Tax Rebates Still Being Accepted

School Tax Rebates Still Being Accepted

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