Property tax/rent rebates to be issued starting July 1

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Property Tax Rent Rebate

HARRISBURG, Pa. More than 448,000 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling $211 million, starting July 1, through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, the Department of Revenue announced today.

Property tax and rent rebate checks will be mailed beginning Friday, July 1 and should arrive in the claimant’s mail over the next several days. The 167,000 homeowners and renters who opted to have rebates directly deposited into bank accounts should receive their rebates on Friday.

“This is a wonderful program that helps more than half-a-million people get a rebate for their property taxes or rent paid last year,” said Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty. “The department recently extended the deadline to apply for a rebate to December 31. I encourage all of those eligible to apply soon.”

“Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information online at http://www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.

It costs nothing to apply for a rebate, and free filing help is available at hundreds of locations across the state. Application forms and assistance are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers, and state legislators’ offices.

“Claimants who already applied for rebates may check the status of claims online at http://www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.

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