REMINDER: Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications due by December 31st

30 November 2023- Older adults and people with disabilities have until Sunday, December 31, 2023 to apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2022. The departments of Revenue and Aging are reminding Pennsylvanians that the rebates are available through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.  

Eligible applicants are encouraged to visit mypath.pa.gov to electronically file their rebate applications. This is the best way to ensure that an application is filed prior to the deadline. 

“We encourage all Pennsylvanians who are eligible for this program to apply — and to do so by filing online through myPATH. We have already seen more than 80,000 applicants take advantage of this online filing option this year,” said Secretary of Revenue Pat Browne. “This program is a lifeline every year for hundreds of thousands of people and helps many of them to stay in the comfort of their homes. We want to do everything that we can to ensure that everyone who is eligible receives this vital assistance.”  

How to Apply 

Submitting your application through myPATH is easy and does not require you to sign up for an account. Filing online gives you instant confirmation that your claim has been successfully filed. Applicants also will have access to automatic calculators and other helpful features that are not available when filing a paper application. For those who wish to file via paper, they can download an application.  

2022 Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2023 to be considered. Qualified applicants should keep in mind that they will need to include the required documentation for property taxes or rent paid in 2022 when filing their applications. This information will be needed whether you’re filing online or on the paper application.  

If you have already submitted an application for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2022, you do not need to take any further action. You can use the Where’s My Rebate? tool to check on the status of your rebate. To do this, you will need your Social Security number, claim year, and date of birth. 

Visit the Property/Tax Rent Rebate page on the Department of Revenue’s website for further information on the program and its income limits.  

As a reminder, applicants must reapply for rebates every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid in each year. It’s free to apply for a rebate, and applicants are reminded that free assistance is available at hundreds of locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district officeslocal Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers, and state legislators’ offices.