Senior Citizens May Qualify for Tax Rebate
PR Tax Rebate Packet includes:
The Pine-Richland School Board approved a property tax rebate program for qualifying senior citizens, widows, widowers for calendar year 2012.
The program which is effective for the calendar year of 2012 stipulates that the filer must be a resident of Pine Township or Richland Township for all of 2011, have owned a home in Pine or Richland Township for all of 2012 and used it as his or her primary residence. The granting of the Homestead exemption by Allegheny County will be used to determine whether a residence is a filer's primary residence. The filer must be classified as a senior citizen, widow or widower.
A senior citizen is defined as someone who is 65 years or older on Dec 31, 2012. For married taxpayers, only one spouse needs to be 65 years or older to qualify. A widow or widower is defined as someone whose spouse has passed away prior to 2012 and has not remarried in 2012 and is age 50 or older on Dec. 31, 2012.
If the spouses legally separated and living apart, only the income of the qualifying spouse is included in the eligibility income. To find out which items are used to calculate income for 2012.
If the filer meets all qualifying requirements, the maximum rebate is determined by the following table:
Taxes to be included in the definition of property taxes for this rebate program include 2012: Allegheny County Real Estate Taxes, Pine-Richland School District Estate Taxes, Richland Township or Pine Township Real Estate Taxes. These taxes must be paid prior to Dec.31, 2012 to be included in the definition of property taxes. Any interest or penalties paid are excluded from the definition.
To receive a PRSD Property Tax Rebate, qualifying filers must submit a copy of their PA-1000, "Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate Form" that was filed with the State of Pennsylvania including copies of all documents that the state requires to be attached to the form (proof of income, age and payment of taxes). You can download a copy of the PA-1000 PA Property Tax Rebate by visiting the state website.
All forms and attachments should be mailed by June 30, 2013 to the:
Rebates will be issued after that date. Only one rebate will be issued per household and will not be issued if the Pine-Richland School District 2012 real estate tax has not been paid in full by December 31, 2012 and all prior years. The rebate is subject to other limitations and restrictions.
The Pine-Richland tax Rebate Program is in effect only for the calendar year 2012. A new resolution will have to be presented to and approved by the PRSD School Board to continue beyond the 2012 calendar year.
For more information, please contact the Pine-Richland School District Business Office at (724) 625-7773, 6300.
PA-1000 Rebate Form can be found at, http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/property_tax_rent_rebate/14711 or call 1-800-362-2050
Last Modified on February 5, 2013