Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Deadline extended for Property Tax, Rent Rebate Programs

Rep. Robert L. FreemanD-136th District
Northampton County
Pennsylvania has extended the deadline for the state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program until  Dec. 31, a media release from the office of Representative Robert Freeman announced today.

The program provides a rebate on 2012 property taxes or rent to income-eligible residents who are 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities who are 18 or older.

To be eligible, household income must be $35,000 or less for homeowners, or $15,000 or less renters. When applying, one only has to count half of Social Security or federal railroad retirement Tier I benefits toward the income total.

Information about the program, an application and help applying is available at no cost locally at Freeman's Easton office, located at 215 Northampton St.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications are also available for free at Department of Revenue district offices and on the department's website.
Click here to download the form or to request that an application be mailed.

Rebates will be mailed out beginning on July 1 for those who have already applied.

In a media release announcing the deadline extension, Freeman said, "Please contact my office if you have questions or need assistance with this or any state-related service or benefit."

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