23 January 2023- Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms for the 2022 tax year, as well as local, state and federal tax filing forms, are now available at the Bedford and McConnellsburg district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton).

“First and foremost, I want to remind residents there is no need to pay for help filling out Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms. My office staff will do it for free,” Topper said. “My staff is also ready to assist residents with getting the standard tax forms they need.”

State instruction booklets and all other state forms are available at his district offices. If residents need a form or other information that is not displayed, they shouldn’t hesitate to ask one of the staff members to print it directly from the state revenue website. To access the forms electronically, simply go to the state Department of Revenue site at revenue.pa.gov. Topper’s offices also have the needed local and federal tax forms on hand. However, the offices do not have federal instruction booklets.

In addition, Topper’s offices have Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available for qualifying residents. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvania residents aged 65 and older; widows and widowers aged 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

Residents who need assistance filling out the Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms must make an appointment ahead of time. To do so, please contact Topper’s Bedford office at 814-623-9097 or the McConnellsburg office at 717-485-4430.