PA Property Tax - Rent Rebate

For those seeking information on the One-Time Bonus Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program:

If you are an eligible claimant who has already filed an application for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2021, you do not need to take any further action. The Department of Revenue will take care of everything on the back end to ensure that you receive your original rebate and bonus rebate for the 2021 claim year. 

For eligible claimants who have not yet filed an application (PA-1000), they are encouraged to do so. Eligible Pennsylvanians can do this online by visiting myPATH, the Department of Revenue's online filing system. This is the best option to ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible. Claimants may also find a paper application and instructions on the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program by visiting www.revenue.pa.gov/ptrr. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • 65 years of age or older or married to someone 65 years of age or older; or
  • 50 years of age or older and a widow/widower; or
  • 18 years of age or older and permanently disabled
  • And: Owned and occupied your home or rented an apartment, nursing home, personal care boarding home or similar residence in Pennsylvania during the period for which you are claiming the rebate.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate is based on the property taxes paid or included in the rent paid during the previous calendar year.

Participants will now receive:

Homeowner's IncomeHomeowner's Rebate
$0 to $8,000$650
$8,001 to $15,000$500
$15,001 to $18,000$300
$18,001 to $35,000$250


Renter's IncomeRenter's Rebate
$0 to $8,000$650
$8,001 to $15,000$500


Remember to exclude one-half of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits when calculating eligibility income.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Property Tax/Rent Rebate is December 31, 2022.

The Department of Revenue will pay property tax and rent rebate claims filed on behalf of claimants who lived at least 1 day during a claim year and meet all other eligibility criteria. Such claims can be filed by spouses, personal representatives or estates, on behalf of deceased claimants.

As a result of House Bill 1067, income eligibility guidelines for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program have changed so that income increases due solely to Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) will no longer disqualify claimants from receiving rebates.

New Online Filing Option: myPATH

Older adults may file for their annual Property Tax/Rent Rebate by clicking on the Department of Revenue's link:  myPATH online system.

Using myPATH offers many benefits, including:

  • Fast processing and direct deposit options
  • The "Where's My Rebate?" system to track the status of a claim online
  • Error-reducing automatic calculators
  • Security features to ensure your sensitive information is safe
  • User-friendly features that are not available when filing a paper application

For more information, visit the Department of Revenue's website.

Contact

For more information, contact:

  • Property Tax/Rent Rebate Claim Information
    Phone: 888-222-9190
  • Forms Ordering Service
    Phone: 888-728-2937