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Property Tax/Rent

Rebate Program

On Friday, August 4, 2023, Governor Josh Shapiro signed House Bill 1100 into law. The bill – which passed both chambers in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion – expands the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program: a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania renters and homeowners. The PTRR program benefits Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and those with disabilities 18 and older.

Thanks to Governor Josh Shapiro and the continued advocacy of Pennsylvania Democrats, our commonwealth’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program has expanded for the first time in nearly two decades. The program is considered a lifeline for the Pennsylvania renters and homeowners who need it most, and its expansion will affect hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, including thousands who are newly eligible.

Because of the expansion, the Department of Revenue is encouraging first-time applicants to apply as soon as possible. Doing so will help the department quickly verify and process first-timer applications and make sure any supporting documentation is requested and received well ahead of the June 30, 2024 deadline.

Whether you are a first-time or returning applicant, here’s what you need to know about the PTRR program and expansion.

What is the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program?

It is a Pennsylvania program providing rebates on property tax or rent paid the previous year by income-eligible seniors and people with disabilities. The program is for income-eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older.

What's New This Year

Thanks to the program’s expansion, nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians qualify for a property tax or rent rebate. Additionally, many of the 430,000 Pennsylvanians who previously qualified under the program’s prior guidelines will see their rebates increase. The key changes are as follows:

  • The income cap for homeowners has increased from $35,000 to $45,000,
  • The income cap for renters has increased from $15,000 to $45,000,
  • The maximum standard rebate has increased from $650 to $1,000,
  • Automatically increases the income cap to grow with inflation in years to come.

The PTRR program has been around since 1971 and is one of five programs funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery. This is the first time the program has been expanded since 2006.

Important Dates to Remember

The application deadline is June 30, 2024, and rebates are set to begin rolling out early July 2024. Again, the Department of Revenue is encouraging eligible Pennsylvanians to apply early, especially first-time applicants. If extra funding is available, the deadline will be extended to December 31, 2024, and applications postmarked by that date will be accepted for processing. We will update you if the deadline is extended.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program online, by mail, or in-person. The Department of Revenue advises that submitting your application online through myPATH is the fastest and most secure process.

Apply Online →

What Do I Need?
  • Proof of identity (first time filers only);
  • Documentation showing all income received in 2023, including Social Security Income, retirement funds, or other interest bearing accounts;
  • A completed PA rent certificate (for renters only);
  • Bank account and routing information if you would like direct deposit.

For homeowners only:

  • Proof of payment/receipt for Allegheny County taxes
  • Proof of payment/receipt for local municipality taxes
  • Proof of payment/receipt for school district taxes
What if I Need Help with the Process?

If you need in-person help with filing your PTRR application, the team at your senator’s district office is willing and able to help! Click here to find your senator.

The Department of Revenue also can help at its district offices, and the department has also set up in-person filing assistance events across the commonwealth.

Below you will find a list of recent and upcoming events.

Allegheny County

Turtle Creek Center, 519 Penn Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145

  • February 16 and 23 | 10am to 2pm

K Leroy Irvis Tower, 715 Mercer St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • February 29 | 10am to 2pm

Eva P. Mitchell Apartments, 7113 Mary Peck Bond Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

  • Feb. 8 and 15 | 10am to 2pm

Condado de Bucks

Lower Makefield Senior Center, 1100 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA 19067

  • Feb. 20 and 27 | 8:30 to 11:30am

Butler County

Chicora Senior Center, 117 W. Slippery Rock St., Chicora, PA 16025

  • Feb. 21 | 11am to 3pm

Slippery Rock Senior Center, 155 Branchton Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057

  • Feb. 27 | 11am to 3pm

Carbon County

Palmerton Senior Center, 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071

  • Feb. 26 | 9am to 1pm

Panther Valley Senior Center, 90 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, PA 18240

  • Feb. 23 | 9am to 1pm

Lehighton Senior Center, 243 S. Eighth St., Lehighton, PA 18235

  • Feb. 16 | 9am to 1pm

Clarion County

Clarion Senior Center, 516 Main St., Clarion, PA 16214

  • Feb. 27 and 28 | 10am to 2pm

Rimersburg Senior Center, 7363 Route 68, Rimersburg, PA 16248      

  • Feb. 16 and 23 | 10am to 2pm

Knox Senior Center, 504 E. Railroad St., Knox, PA 16232

  • Feb 20 | 10am to 2pm

Dauphin County

Bistline Senior Center, 1291 S. 28th St., Harrisburg, PA 17111

  • Feb 22 and 29 | 9am to 12:30pm

Hoy Senior Center, 301 Mohn St., Steelton, PA 17113

  • Feb. 21 and 28 | 9am to 12:30pm

Latsha Senior Center, 301 Mohn St., Steelton, PA 17113

  • Feb. 20 and 27 | 9am to 12:30pm

Elk County

Fox Township Senior Center, 365 Main St., Kersey, PA 15846

  • Feb 29 | 9am to 1pm

Johnsonburg Senior Center, 430 Center St., Johnsonburg, PA 15845

  • Feb. 22 | 9am to 1pm

Jones Township Senior Center, 320 Faries St., Wilcox, PA 15870

  • Feb. 21 | 10am to 2pm

St Marys Senior Center, 104 Erie Ave., St Marys, PA 15857

  • Feb. 26 | 9am to 1pm

Franklin County

Chambersburg Senior Activity Center, 600 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201

  • Feb. 26 | 10am to 2pm

Mont Alto Senior Activity Center, 517 S. Main St., Mont Alto, PA 17237

  • Feb. 16 | 10am to 2pm

Waynesboro Senior Activity Center, 11359 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, PA 17268

  • Feb. 23 | 10am to 2pm

Lackawanna County

Fallbrook Healthy Aging Campus, 185 Fallbrook St., Carbondale, PA 18407

  • Feb. 22 | 10am to 2pm

Lawrence County

Challenges: Options in Aging, 2706 Mercer Rd., New Castle, PA 16105

  • Feb. 28 | 10am to 2pm

Lehigh County

Cedar View Senior Center, 4234 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104

  • Feb. 22 and 29 | 9am to 12:30pm

Gross Towers Senior Center, 1339 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA 18102

  • Feb. 21 | 9am to 12:30 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, PA 18102

  • Feb. 20 and 27 | 9am to 12:30pm

Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, PA 18049

  • Feb. 28 | 9am to 12:30pm

Luzerne County

Dallas Active Adult Center, 1158 Twin Stacks Dr., Dallas, PA 18612

  • Feb. 26 | 9:30am to 1:30pm

Northumberland County

Coal Region Adult Community Center, 2 E. Arch St., Shamokin, PA 17872

  • Feb. 21 and 28 | 9am to 3pm

Sunbury Senior Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunbury, PA 17801

  • Feb. 27 | 10am to 2pm

Schuylkill County

Mahanoy City Senior Community Center, 138 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, PA 17948

  • Feb. 21 | 9am to 1pm

Schuylkill Haven Senior Community Center, 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

  • Feb. 26 and 28 | 9am to 1pm

Tremont Senior Community Center, 139 Clay St., Tremont, PA 17981

  • Feb. 29 | 9am to 1pm

Snyder County

Beaver Springs Senior Center, 55 Elm St., Beaver Springs, PA 17812

  • Feb. 7 | 10am to 2pm

Selinsgrove Senior Center, 8 N. Water St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870

  • Feb. 22 | 10am to 2pm

Penns Creek Senior Center, 3551 Richard Rd., Penns Creek, PA 17862         

  • Feb. 23 | 9am to 2pm

Union County

Lewisburg Senior Center, 116 N. Second St., Lewisburg, PA 17837

  • Feb. 26 and 29 | 10am to 2pm

Westmoreland County

Herminie Center for Active Adults, 101 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15644

  • Feb. 20 | 10am to 2pm

Mount Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

  • Feb. 26 | 10am to 2pm

Valley Center for Active Adults, 135 Kalassay Dr., Ligonier, PA 15658

  • Feb. 22 | 10am to 2pm