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May 31, 2024

Shapiro extends deadline to apply for property tax/rent rebates.

Capitolwire.com

Gov. Josh Shapiro on Thursday announced that the deadline to apply for a property tax or rent rebate will be extended until the end of the year. The deadline had been June 30. Act 7 of 2023 increased the income limits for homeowners and renters who are 65 years and older; widows and widowers 50 years and older; and people with disabilities 18 years and older to $45,000. The law also raised the maximum amount each homeowner or renter can receive from $650 to $1,000. The legislation, originally House Bill 1100, passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support last summer. “After hearing from seniors across the Commonwealth that we needed to do more to cut costs and put money back in their pockets, my Administration put in the hard work to expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the first time in nearly 20 years,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has long been a lifeline for our seniors and people with disabilities, especially those on a fixed income. This is what it looks like when we work together, put partisanship aside, and get stuff done for Pennsylvania. With higher income limits for renters and homeowners in place this year, we’re seeing thousands more Pennsylvanians access this critical program – and now, eligible Pennsylvanians have until the end of the year to apply and take advantage of the Property Tax/Rent rebate.” “So far this year, our agency has already received approximately 445,000 rebate applications. That’s roughly 100,000 more applications than we had received at this time last year – and the applicant pool thus far includes nearly 80,000 first-time filers who will be benefiting from the rebate program for the very first time,” said Secretary of Revenue Pat Browne.

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