Updated: Nov 7, 2022
The deadline for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2022. The program allows older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2021.
The rebate program, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming, benefits-eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Department of Revenue automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.
Claimants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are encouraged to file their rebate applications online by visiting https://mypath.pa.gov/_/. The Department of Revenue launched this online option to make it easier for the Pennsylvanians who annually benefit from the program to submit their applications.
Under Pennsylvania law, the annual deadline for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is set as June 30. However, the law requires the Department of Revenue to evaluate the program prior to the statutory June 30 deadline to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline. To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program, meaning the deadline can be extended to Dec. 31 for the current year. Applications postmarked by Dec. 31 will be accepted for processing.
Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, as required by law. Here is additional information to keep in mind:
If you provide your phone number on your Property Tax/Rent Rebate application form or in the myPATH electronic application, you will receive an automated call from the Department of Revenue when your claim posts to the department's processing system. You will also receive another automated call when your claim is approved.
The easiest way to check the status of your rebate is to use the Where's My Rebate? To check on the status of your claim, you will need your:
Social Security number
Date of birth
Find more information on the program here.