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Pennsylvania homeowners and renters to receive rebates

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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Starting today, homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

According to a release, nearly $227 million in 2012 property tax rebates will be allotted to more than 482,000 people.

The release says the rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older, widows and widowers age 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.

As of June 21, the release says the Revenue Department had received more than 549,000 applications.

The deadline to apply for the rebate program was extended to December 31 and rebates will be distributed throughout the remainder of this year.

 

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