Last Chance! Property Tax/Rent Rebate program help coming to Fairfield, Biglerville before Tax Day

29 March 2024- Representatives from the Department of Revenue (DOR) are scheduled to visit more than 50 senior and community centers across the Commonwealth in April to help Pennsylvanians who need help filing their Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program applications. This additional in-person assistance is being offered in part to help Pennsylvanians who are newly eligible for the PTRR program following Governor Josh Shapiro’s successful work to expand the program for the first time since 2006.

DOR representatives stationed at these centers will also be available to help Pennsylvanians file their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax returns (PA-40s) prior to the April 15, 2024, tax filing deadline. 

“We have been working hard this year to increase the number of locations where we are offering in-person support for people who need help submitting their rebate applications or filing their PA tax returns,” said Revenue Secretary Pat Browne. “Many of our residents, including Pennsylvania seniors, benefit from having a face-to-face conversation with one of our experienced representatives. This assistance is especially needed this year following Governor Shapiro’s successful work to expand the PTRR program to nearly 175,000 additional Pennsylvanians.”  

DOR staff will be available at the locations listed below by county throughout April, and additional dates and times are scheduled for the coming months. A complete up-to-date listing by county is available online with the latest information. People are encouraged to call ahead to verify availability and to make an appointment. 

DOR also has a lookup tool on its website to help PTRR applicants find in-person assistance at a location near them by entering a zip code. These locations include DOR district offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and state legislators’ offices. Those seeking help are encouraged to email or call ahead to schedule an appointment.

What Should You Bring with You?

Applicants who need assistance with the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application (PA-1000) should check the eligibility guidelines for the PTRR Program. The new claim season for the recent expansion of the PTRR program opened on January 16, 2024. 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. First-time filers should anticipate that it will take additional time to review their applications and process their rebates.  

If you have already applied for a rebate and received correspondence from DOR requesting additional information to complete your application, it is important to respond with that information as soon as possible. This will ensure rebates are filed in a timely manner.

Taxpayers who need assistance with the Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax return (PA-40) should bring their tax information/income statements, a photo identification card (driver’s license, etc.), and Social Security cards for themselves and their dependents. As a reminder, all taxpayers who received more than $33 in total gross taxable income in calendar year 2023 must file a Pennsylvania personal income tax return by midnight, Monday, April 15, 2024.

Adams County

Fairfield Area Senior Center, 106 Steelman St., Fairfield, PA 17320

  • April 4 | 10:30 AM to 2 PM

Upper Adams Senior Center, 300 E. York St., Biglerville, PA 17307

  • April 2 | 10 AM to 2 PM