The Department of Revenue will be issuing tax rebates to qualifying Pennsylvanians beginning next month.
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced Friday that it will be issuing tax rebates to qualifying homeowners, renters, and people with disabilities across the commonwealth starting July 1, 2022. Supplemental rebates will be calculated automatically for qualifying homeowners. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost that number to $975. Property tax rebates will be distributed in early July. Supplemental rebates will be distributed through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program as claims are received and processed.
“This is a program that has delivered more than $7.3 billion in property tax and rent relief since the program’s inception in 1971,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “We want Pennsylvanians to know that there is still time to apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2021. If you know of a friend or family member who may be eligible, encourage them to check their eligibility status and file an application with our agency prior to the deadline on Dec. 31, 2022.”
To Apply, the Department of Revenue strongly encourages eligible applicants to file their rebate applications online by visiting mypath.pa.gov. The department launched myPATH to make it easier for the Pennsylvanians who benefit from the program to submit their applications.
Applicants who submitted their bank account information on their application forms will receive their rebates through direct deposit. Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed to them should expect to receive their payment in the mail.
The deadline to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 was recently extended until Dec. 31, 2022. Applicants will be asked to provide specific information on their income and rent/property taxes. Applicants should check the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program instruction booklet to learn which information they will need to input/upload to complete the process.
It’s free to apply, free application assistance is also available at hundreds of locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers, and state legislators’ offices. Applicants may also visit the department’s Online Customer Service Center. Applicants who wish to file a paper application form may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.
Applicants must reapply for rebates every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives, or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2021 and meet all other eligibility criteria. During the 2020 claim year, the program distributed approximately $213 million to more than 440,000 eligible Pennsylvanians. Since the program’s inception in 1971, it has delivered more than $7.3 billion to older and disabled adults across the commonwealth. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.