Jun. 13, 2019

HARRISBURG – The deadline to apply for the state’s 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to Dec. 31, announced Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery).

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2018. 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 disabilities.

As of June 1, the Department of Revenue had already received 432,411 rebate applications.

“I encourage eligible individuals to apply for the program to help offset the cost of their property tax bill,” said Toepel.

Income eligibility limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50% 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).

For additional information or assistance, contact Toepel’s offices at 610-323-3299 in Gilbertsville or 215-256-6030 in Harleysville, or visit her website at RepToepel.com.

Claimants who already applied for their rebates may check the status of claims online at revenue.pa.gov or call, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES. Rebate checks for those who have already applied will be issued starting July 1.

Rebates for applications submitted after June 30 will be distributed as claims are received and processed. Applications typically take 6-8 weeks to process.

Representative Marcy Toepel
147th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Tricia Lehman