The Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion, Act 50, provides for a reduced property tax assessment on qualifying properties for County and School District Real Estate Taxes.
Applications must be submitted by March 1 for the exclusion to be in effect for the current and future tax years.
*Please note, while the county administers homestead approval process, the school district utilizes the county's approved list to determine properties which qualify for the school district's homestead/farmstead exemptions.
Senior Citizen Tax Relief ProgramThe School District offers a Senior Citizen Tax Relief Program, which entitles qualified senior citizen homeowners to a flat 5% discount on the real estate tax on their primary residence. This program mirrors qualifications and matches Allegheny County's existing Act 77 process.
For more information, including the application process please visit Allegheny County's Senior Tax Relief Program website.*
*Please note, while the county administers the senior citizen tax relief program and approval process, the school district utilizes the county's approved list to determine properties which qualify for the school district's senior citizen tax relief program.
One-Time Boost to Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities will see enhanced rebates through this year's Property Tax/Rent Rebate program thanks to a one-time infusion of additional funds in the 2022-23 state budget.
The additional funding brings the maximum standard rebate to $1,105 for both homeowners and renters, up from the usual $650. People who already received their checks this year will not need to take any further action; the Department of Revenue will automatically send a check for the additional funds starting in early September. For additional information about the bonus rebates, click here. For those who qualify but have not yet applied, the deadline to do so for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended to Dec. 31. Claimants are encouraged to file their rebate applications online by visiting www.mypath.pa.gov though paper applications are also available at www.revenue.pa.gov.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 annually for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.