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Bonus property tax and rent rebate arriving soon for eligible Pennsylvanians

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Elderly disabled Pennsylvanians who are eligible for the state’s property tax and rent rebate program are eager to receive their one-time bonus rebates.

On Tuesday, the State Department of Revenue said it expects additional rebates to be sent by mail or direct deposit to those who received their original rebates in early September. There is no need to reapply or take any additional actions.

of One-time bonus rebate Equal to 70% of the original amount received by an eligible senior or permanently disabled person aged 18 or over.

“This is a common-sense way of providing a portion of Pennsylvania’s federal COVID-19 relief funds to the most vulnerable residents across the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Tom Wolfe. “By using this money to temporarily fund a property tax/rent refund program, we can improve the lives of those in Pennsylvania who are still recovering in many ways from the pandemic.”

The amount of the bonus depends on your income level. A homeowner whose qualifying income is less than her $8,000 will receive a $455 bonus. $8,001 to $15,000 plus $350. $15,001 to $18,000 plus $210. From $18,001 to $35,000 plus $175. Rentees with eligible income up to $8,000 receive an additional $455, and renters with income between $8,001 and $15,000 receive a $350 bonus he rebate.

Additional rebate funding, which is expected to cost a total of $140 million, will come from federal American Relief Plan funds received by the states.

Those who received tax and rent rebates paid in 2021 by mid-August will receive their bonus payments in the same way they chose to receive their original rebates, either by mail or direct deposit. can do.

If your rebate application is still in process or you have not yet submitted your application by mid-August, you will receive your original rebate and your bonus rebate for the same payment.

Applications for the rebate program are available online at: my course, the revenue department’s online filing system. Paper applications are available at the department’s district office, legislative branch, senior center, local community agency on seniors, or on the department’s website. www.revenue.pa.gov.

Applications for the rebate program will be processed until the end of the year.

More than 444,000 claims were paid for the program in 2020, totaling more than $213 million, according to the House Republican Appropriations Committee. The average homeowner rebate was $442 and the average renter rebate was $554.

To contact Jan Murphy: [email protected]Follow her on Twitter at @JanMurphy.

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