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You may be eligible to receive money back

Homeowners and renters are missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief.  Use the resources below to learn more.

Pennsylvania Program Overview

Property Tax-Aide features the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program in Pennsylvania.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

 

Property Tax / Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvania homeowners and renters age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $45,000 a year for homeowners and renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded.

Eligibility

You are eligible if,
  • you are 65 and older, or
  • your spouse is over 65, or
  • you are a surviving spouse 50 and older as of December 31, 2023, or
  • you have disabilities and are 18 or older.
  • Proof of age needs to be submitted initially.
There is a maximum income for both the homeowners and renters. Income excludes one-half your social security benefits, one-half state supplementary payment benefits and one-half any Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.
  • For property owners and renters, the total annual household income, including that of your spouse who lives with you was $45,000 or less in 2023.

Application Deadline

2023 applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2024.

Note: The department may extend the application deadline if funds are available.

Required Documentation

  • Proof of age includes birth certificate; Pennsylvania driver’s license or state ID card, passport, Blue Cross 65 Special Card; church baptismal records.
  • Proof of disability in the copy of the award letter issued by Social Security, Veterans Administration, Federal Civic Service
  • Income is total household. Proof of income includes federal or state income tax returns or the documents used for determining income, such as W-2 and Interest and dividends, gain or loss on sale or exchange of property, net rental income or less, salaries, wages, bonuses, commissions and estate and trust income, gambling and lottery winnings, value inheritance, alimony and spousal support.
  • Homeowners need to provide proof that taxes were paid. Proof includes receipted tax bills.
  • Renters must provide proof of the rent and a PA Rent Certification for each place you resided during the year. The certification must be signed by landlord. If the certificate is not available, you can submit either a notarized statement or rent receipts.

Additional Information & Resources

Information on this program along with additional resources can be found on the official Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program website and the Program Brochure

Or call 1-888-222-9190.

Applications can be filed online at myPATH here, or click the link under the “Your Resources” tab found on this page

Hundreds of locations across the state can help you with your application. Find in-person support near you.​

Your Resources

Your state accepts digital and mailed applications

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Online Application

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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