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Pennsylvania's Property Tax Rent Rebate Program

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Updated: Jan 25, 2024

AARP strongly supports proposals that provide equitable, cost-effective, and targeted property tax relief to those most burdened by their property tax bills. As the 2023 tax season begins, thanks to AARP Pennsylvania’s efforts, more Pennsylvanians will receive help through the Commonwealth’s Property Tax Rent Rebate Program, which delivers relief for age and income eligible homeowners and renters.

When Governor Shapiro signed Act 7 of 2023 into law, it delivered the largest targeted tax cut for older adults in nearly two decades, expanding access to nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians and increasing the maximum rebate from $650 to $1000.

We have everything you need to know about applying for a property tax or rent rebate.

Who is eligible?
Pennsylvania renters and homeowners 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities who are 18 and older and have an annual income below $45,000.

How much will my rebate be?
The program provides a rebate ranging from $380 to $1000. The amount of money you will receive is based on your income.

IncomeMaximum Rebate
$0 - $8,000$1,000
$8,001 - $15,000$770
$15,001 - $18,000$460
$18,001 - $4​​​​5,000$380​

How do I apply?
There are three ways to apply for the program:

  1. Online: submit an application online through myPath
  2. By mail: download a paper application to print, complete and mail the claim form, proof of income, and other required documentation to:
    PA Department of Revenue
    Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
    P.O. Box 280503
    Harrisburg, PA 17128-0503
  3. In-person: The PA Department of Revenue and other organizations are available to support you with your application. Help is available at regional Department of Revenue offices located across Pennsylvania. Applicants are urged to call ahead to schedule an appointment. Additionally, the Department of Revenue hired additional staff to be stationed at local agencies and senior centers throughout the state to assist applicants.

What does the application look like?
You can find the program application and instructions, by clicking here.

What is the application deadline for a 2023 property tax or rent rebate?
December 31, 2024

When will I get my rebate?
Between July 1 and September 1, but some rebates could take longer if the Department of Revenue needs to correct or verify information from the application.

What else is new in 2023?

  • The income limits will be tied to the cost of living – which means older Pennsylvanians and those with disabilities will not lose out on their rebates through, for example, a simple Social Security cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA).
  • To prevent fraud, first-time applicants need to provide additional documentation which are described beginning on page 4 of the rebate application.
  • There is a Spanish online application.

I have more questions, where can I call for help?
Call the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program toll free at 888-222-9190

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