Residents of Pennsylvania have just two weeks left to apply for a property tax rebate that could be worth up to $1,658. The state’s property tax rebate program began distributing direct deposit payments on July 1, but individuals can still apply for a rebate until the end of the year, according to a report written by Suzanne Blake of The Sun on December 16, 2022.
To be eligible for the rebate, individuals must be 65 or older, widows or widowers 50 or older, or have a disability and be 18 or older.
Additionally, homeowners must make less than $35,000 per year, and renters must make less than $15,000 per year. The amount of the rebate varies based on income, with those making up to $8,000 receiving $650 and those making $8,000 to $15,000 receiving $500.
Homeowners making between $15,000 and $18,000 will receive $300, and those making between $18,000 and $35,000 will receive $250.
In addition to the initial rebate, the state has also announced that everyone who claimed a rebate will receive an additional check worth 70% of the initial refund amount. This means that anyone who qualified for $975 will receive a total of $1,657.50.
To check the status of a rebate application, individuals will need to provide their Social Security number, claim year, and date of birth and can do so through the state’s “Where’s My Rebate” tool.
In 2020, the property tax rebate program will have distributed roughly $213 million to over 440,000 seniors in Pennsylvania. Since starting in 1971, the program has disbursed a total of $7.3 billion.
The data that was presented is all based on the released guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on its website.