Qualified older residents and adults with disabilities still have until December 31, 2010 to apply for property tax rebates worth $975 from the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program in Pennsylvania, but many of those eligible residents and adults with disabilities are not responsive of the program.
According to Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Revenue C. Daniel Hassell, the Property Tax/Rent Rebates program needs to be spread because about 88,000 people in the city are eligible to avail property tax rebates from the program.
About 592,000 people already received rebates for 2010 said Hassell, and there is still time for the residents to apply and review the requirements for them to avail property tax rebates from the city.
Assistance and application forms to avail property tax rebates are available at senior centers, district agencies on aging, legislators’ offices, and Revenue district offices.
Applications are also available online.
All applications are due by December 31, 2010, and to speed up the process, all applicants for property tax rebates are reminded to present all required property and income rent or tax information. As of Dec. 10, about 619,000 people have applied for the program.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebates program of the city will benefit eligible residents age 65 and older, as well as widowers and widows age 50 and older, and persons with disabilities ages 18 and older.
Supplemental property tax rebates for qualified homeowners is $975, but the maximum standard rebates is only $650.
Pennsylvania provided $772.5 million worth of property tax relief for 2010. About 592,000 senior citizens received about $277 million in property tax rebates in 2009.