As the AARP Tax Program winds down next month, Mifflin-Juniata Regional Services will begin to offer appointments for those who need assistance with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Applications.
The Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is for older adults and residents with disabilities. The rebate program benefits eligible PA residents who are 65 or older, widows and widowers who are 50 and older, and people with disabilities who are 18 or older. The income eligibility level is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for reenters. Half of Social Security income is excluded, and the maximum rebate for both owners and renters is $650.
Appointments will be available starting after April 15th by calling 717-242-0315 ext. 112 or at 1-800-348-2277. Customers must bring proof of all 2017 income received such as 1099 Social Security forms, interest and dividend forms, pension and retirement statements, W-2 forms, and any other income received in 2017; they must also bring 2017 Property Tax bills stamped by the tax collector and/or a Rental Certificate Affidavit filled out by their landlord, and a completed Federal or PA Income Tax Return if you were required to file for 2017. First time filers are also required to bring proof of one of the following program qualifications: age, disability, or widow/widower status.
The deadline to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is June 30, 2018. Rebates will be distributed beginning on July 1, as specified by law. Applications are also available for pickup at the Mifflin-Juniata Regional Services office on 249 W. Third Street in Lewistown or online at www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublications.