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TAX REDUCTION PROGRAMS

TAX REDUCTION PROGRAMS

PA Property Tax Relief Act:
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The program expansion increased the income limit from $15,000 to $35,000 (which excludes half of Social Security income) for homeowners and raises the maximum rebate for both homeowners and renters from $500 to $650. The income limit for renters is $15,000.
The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2012 is April 30, 2013. If you received or qualified for a Property Tax/Rent Rebate within the past year, you should automatically receive an application in the mail.
If you did not receive a rebate this past year on property taxes or rent paid in 2011 but think you may qualify to receive a rebate in 2012, you may download the form from this site when it becomes available in February.
For Property Tax/Rent Rebate questions, you may call 888-222-9190.

See link for more information:
http://www.governor.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=3071&&level=1&css=L1&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true

ACT 1: Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion:

District residents who live in owner-occupied properties can apply for property tax relief. Relief is not applicable for rental properties or business properties.

Bucks County Board of Assessment office
55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-6219

See link for more information:
http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/Finance/BoardofAssessment/PropTaxRelief.aspx

Act 319 (aka “clean & green”)–is for agriculture or forestry (10 or more acres).

See link for more information: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/007/chapter137b/chap137btoc.html.

Act 153: Open Space Lands Act:

Article in Intelligencer (4/10/12):

http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/palisades/palisades-official-tax-break-for-elected-board-members-is-breach/article_501493e1-e670-5688-a58e-ddd965efc4a1.html

See link for more information:
http://conservationtools.org/libraries/1/library_items/927-Act-153-of-1996-Open-Space-Lands-Act

“Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program”:

Purpose: To provide real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has financial need.
Contact the Bucks County Veterans Affairs Director to apply for this program:

Dan Fraley, Director: 215-345-3307
Betty Carleo – Veteran’s Aide: 215-345-3885

Neshaminy Manor Center
Building K
Route 611 and Almhouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

See link for more information:
http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/CommunityServices/MilitaryAffairs/DVRETaxExemptionProgram.aspx

RELATED AGENCIES

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
30 East Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-6116
267-880-5700
888-942-8257
http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/HumanServices/Aging/

The Revenue Web site, http://www.revenue.state.pa.us is a helpful resource for tax forms, information and commonly asked questions. Personal assistance is available from Revenue District Offices, listed in the blue pages of local telephone directories, and the personal income tax call center at 717-787-8201.

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