Property Tax Rebate

Attention Senior Citizens! You may qualify for a Property Tax Rebate.
Please read the information below.

Pennsylvania Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program Information

MORE OLDER PENNSYLVANIANS ELIGIBLE FOR REBATES

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been dramatically expanded to give more older and disabled Pennsylvanians a rebate and increase the amount of the rebates. A new law increases the income limit from $15,000 to $35,0000 for homeowners and boosts the maximum rebate for both homeowners and renters from $500 to $650. Applicants can exclude one-half (1/2) of their Social Security income, so people who make substantially more than $35,000 may still qualify for a rebate.

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 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program expansion is a part of a broader property tax relief initiative. For more information, visit www.papropertytaxrelief.com or call 1-888-222-9190.

Unity Township Property Tax Rebate

Eligibility Requirements of Unity Township Sr. Citizens Tax Rebate

  1. One or more person named on the real estate tax duplicate issued for the property is 65 years of age or older on January 1 of the year in which the rebate application is made; and
  2. Such owner or owners have owned and resided upon the property for which relief is requested for a period of five (5) consecutive years or more; and
  3. All real estate taxes for the property for which relief is requested have been paid and no tax delinquency exists; and
  4. The Adjusted Gross Income of the Applicant or applicants is either equal to or less than the “Lower Income Limits” established by the US Department of Housing and
  5. Urban Development for Westmoreland County PA based on income from the previous fiscal year.
Number of Persons in Household 2015 Income Guidelines
1 Person $38,950
2 Persons $44,500
3 Persons $50,050
4 Persons $55,600

Limitations for Sr. Citizen’s Tax Rebate

  1. Only one rebate shall be available for each applicant, regardless of the number of properties owned by the applicant;
  2. The rebate shall only be available for the property which the applicant uses as their full time residence; and
  3. The amount of the rebates is limited to the amount paid by the applicant in Township Real Property Taxes for the year in which the application is made; and
  4. The application may be submitted to the Township Tax Office between May 15th and July 31st of the application year.
  5. You may pick up an application at the Unity Township Tax Office while paying your Spring Real Estate Taxes or by calling the Tax Office at 724-539-8766.