Harrisburg, June 12, 2014 — State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced that the Property Tax/Rent Rebate filing deadline has been extended to December 31.

“This filing extension will provide more time for seniors to apply for a rebate check,” Boscola said. “I urge all seniors and their loved ones to explore this and other benefit programs.”

“My district office staff and I stand ready to help people obtain rebate applications and apply.”

Boscola said the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program provides financial assistance for homeowners and renters who are 65 years or older, widows or widowers over the age of 50, and permanently disabled persons over the age of 18.

The program’s income eligibility limit for qualifying homeowners is $35,000. Rebates range from $250 to $650 depending on the individual’s gross income. Boscola said some homeowners may receive larger rebates, based income and/or property taxes, because they may qualify for a supplemental property tax rebate of up to $975.

Qualifying renters must have an income under $15,000. Their rebate ranges from $500 to $650.

In addition to Boscola’s local offices, applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information online at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190.

Through May 30, Boscola said that 463,672 people have filed rebate applications. She said the State Department of Revenue will begin mailing checks out next month. Since 1971, the program has generated $5.6 billion in rebates for qualifying seniors.

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