Tax Rebate Program
Penn Manor Offers Property Tax Rebate Program
On July 10, 2006, the Penn Manor Board of School Directors approved a resolution providing for property tax rebates to senior citizens, widows, widowers and disabled persons who meet certain income eligibility guidelines and who are homeowners. The rebate program was modeled after the Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate program (see more information below) which is administered by the PA Department of Revenue and funded by PA Lottery proceeds. (Read the resolution exhibit).
On February 4, 2013, the Penn Manor Board of School Directors resolved to continue an extended program for the 2012 tax year. By renewing and expanding the rebate program the board is demonstrating a willingness to help the aforementioned individuals for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The district rebate program remains unchanged from the previous year. The district rebate is calculated on the amount of the 2012 (bills issued July 1, 2012) school real estate taxes paid. The deadline to file for the district rebate is June 30, 2014. District applications may be obtained at the following locations:
1. Penn Manor website: Tax Rebate Claim Form (for July 1, 2012 tax bills) (PDF)
2. Penn Manor Business Office located at 2950 Charlestown Road (adjoining Manor Middle School) (717) 872-9500
3. State Representatives:
2938 Columbia Ave.
Manor West Commons
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 295-5050
33G Friendly Drive
Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone: (717) 284-1956
852 Village Road
Lancaster, PA 17602
P.O. Box 268
Lampeter, PA 17537
Phone: (717) 464-5285
Information about the Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate Program
If you believe you are eligible for the 2012 Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate, use booklet PA-1000 to apply for the rebate. The deadline to apply for the state program is June 30, 2013. Rebate checks are mailed starting July 1 of each year. Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available online at http://www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling the department’s information line at 1-888-728-2937.
Individuals who may claim the rebate must fall into one of the following categories:
- 65 years of age or older
- Widow or widower age 50 or older
- Age 18 or more and permanently disabled
The claimant’s annual household income cannot exceed $35,000. Legislation in the late 1990’s broadened the rebate program by excluding 50% of Social Security payments and Railroad Retirement benefit payments from the eligible income.
Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate forms and assistance are available at the Department of Revenue district offices (listed in the government section of your telephone directory), Lancaster County Office of Aging (717-299-7979), senior centers, and state legislators’ offices.