Are you eligible for PA’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program? Find out using this new tool!

22 February 2024- The Department of Revenue in Pennsylvania today launched a new lookup tool on its website to help applicants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program find in-person assistance in their communities. 

This interactive tool was developed by the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA). It provides an easy way for older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities who benefit from the PTRR program to enter their zip code and find a location nearby where someone can help them file their rebate application. These locations include Department of Revenue district offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and state legislators’ offices. 

“As Governor Shapiro has said, there is a tremendous network of people who work together every year to make sure that PTRR applications are filed accurately with our agency. There is no wrong door — we want people to find help where it is most convenient for them. The new lookup tool on our website will help everyone find that assistance,” said Secretary of Revenue Pat Browne. “With the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program expanding to nearly 175,000 additional Pennsylvanians thanks to Governor Shapiro’s efforts, we are working to make sure that we provide as much support as we can to the people who are counting on their rebates.”

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program provides a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities. Our goal with developing the new lookup tool was to make sure these people have an easy way to find the face-to-face customer support that they may need,” said Bry Pardoe, Executive Director of CODE PA. “This successful project is another example that Governor Shapiro is committed to making it easier for Pennsylvanians to connect with the vital resources provided by the Commonwealth.”

Click here to view the new lookup tool. 

About the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program 

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. 

Rebates must be applied for every year as they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid during the prior year. The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30, 2024. 

As it stands today, DOR has received nearly 45,000 PTRR applications, and has already completed and approved 82 percent of those applications for payment. 

Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, 2024, as required by law. New or first-time filers should anticipate that it will take additional time to review their applications and process their rebates.