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Tax Rebate Available for Senior Citizens
The Pine-Richland School Board approved a senior citizen tax rebate for senior citizens, who live in the Township of Pine or Richland Township at its board meeting on January 13, 2020.
The program, which is effective for the calendar year of 2019, stipulates that the filer must be a resident of Pine Township or Richland Township for all of 2019, have owned a home in Pine or Richland Township for all of 2019 and used it as his or her primary residence. The granting of the Homestead exemption by Allegheny County will be used to determine whether a residence is a filer’s primary residence. The filer must be classified as a senior citizen, widow or widower.
The submission deadline is June 30, 2020. You can review the qualifications, the packet, and more information by visiting: www.pinerichland.org/seniors.
Board Approves Resolution Regarding Tax Rate
The board approved a resolution pursuant to Section 311(d)(1) Special Session Act of 2006 certifying the Pine-Richland School Board will not raise local taxes at a rate to exceed the school district’s Act 1 index of 2.6% for 2020-2021. The purpose of this resolution is to allow the school district to continue through the general fund budget preparation process for 2020-2021.
This resolution states the school board is not planning to raise the real estate tax rate for the next fiscal year beyond the approved Act 1 index for the Pine-Richland School District.
The school board may approve a tax increase up to 2.6% but not exceed this percentage.
Details can be viewed at this link. You can find all the budget-related topics by visiting www.pinerichland.org/budget.