HARRISBURG – Seniors and people with disabilities have until Friday, December 31, to apply for the property tax and rent refunds they paid in 2020.

Departments of Income and Aging remind Pennsylvanians that rebates are available through the Property / Rent Tax Rebate Program – which benefits qualifying Pennsylvanians aged 65 and over, widows and widowers aged 50 and over and people with disabilities aged 18 and over.

Eligible claimants are encouraged to click HERE to electronically file their claims to ensure the claim is filed by the later deadline.

“We have done a lot of work in recent years to ensure that Pennsylvanians eligible for this program have an easy-to-use online deposit option,” said Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell. “We have already seen thousands of our residents take advantage of this online option this year. If you know of someone who might be eligible, encourage them to visit mypath.pa.gov to complete an application. We want to do all we can to make sure everyone who qualifies gets this life-saving help. “

How to register

After checking the eligibility conditions, you can file your reimbursement request online by visiting myPATH, the Ministry of Revenue’s online filing system. Submitting an application does not require people to create an account. Online filing means that the person receives instant confirmation that their application has been successfully filed.

Applicants will also have access to automatic calculators and other useful features that are not available when filing a paper application. For those who wish to file on paper, they can download an app.

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Qualified applicants will need to include the required documentation for property taxes or rent paid for the year of application when filing their applications. This information will be needed regardless of who files online or with the paper application.

It’s free to apply for a refund, and applicants are reminded that free assistance is available at hundreds of locations across the state, including district offices of the Department of Revenue, local aging agencies. , senior citizen centers and state legislature offices. Applicants should call or email ahead of time to determine if in-person appointments are offered.

Click HERE for more information on the program and how to request a discount. You can also use the Where’s my discount? Service. tool to check the status of your refund. To do this, you will need your social security number, the year of the claim and the date of birth.

The Property Tax / Rent Reimbursement Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s inception in 1971, seniors and people with disabilities have received more than $ 7.1 billion in property tax and rent relief. The rebate program also receives funding from slot machine games.