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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Senior Citizens Tax Rebate

2021 PRSD REBATE FOR SENIORS

The Pine-Richland School Board approved a property tax rebate program for qualifying senior citizens, widows, and widowers for the calendar year of 2020.
 
PR Tax Rebate Packet includes:
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • List of Required Documents
  • Resolution
  • Application

The program, which is effective for the calendar year of 2020, stipulates that the filer must be a resident of Pine Township or Richland Township for all of 2020, have owned a home in Pine or Richland Township for all of 2020, 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.

A senior citizen is defined as someone who is 65 years or older on Dec 31, 2019. For married taxpayers, only one spouse needs to be 65 years or older to qualify. A widow or widower is defined as someone whose spouse has passed away prior to Jan. 1, 2021, and has not remarried in 2020, and is age 50 or older on or before Dec. 31, 2020.

If the spouses legally separated and living apart, only the income of the qualifying spouse is included in the eligibility income. To find out which items are used to calculate income for 2020, download the tax rebate packet.

If the filer meets all qualifying requirements, the maximum rebate is determined by the following table:


Eligibility Income

Maximum Rebate Amount

0 – $8,000

$650

$8,001 - $15,000

$500

$15,001 - $18,000

$300

$18,001 - $35,000

$250


Taxes to be included in the definition of property taxes for this rebate program include 2019: Allegheny County Real Estate Taxes, Pine-Richland School District Estate Taxes, Richland Township or Pine Township Real Estate Taxes. These taxes must be paid prior to Dec. 31, 2020, to be included in the definition of property taxes. Any interest or penalties paid are excluded from the definition.

To receive a PRSD Property Tax Rebate, qualifying filers must submit a copy of their PA-1000, "Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate Form" that was filed with the State of Pennsylvania including copies of all documents that the state requires to be attached to the form (proof of income, age, and payment of taxes). You can download a copy of the PA-1000 PA Property Tax Rebate by visiting the state website.

All forms and attachments should be mailed by June 30, 2021, to the:

Pine-Richland School District
Property Tax Rebate Program
C/O Rachel McCarthy

702 Warrendale Rd.

Gibsonia, PA 15044

Rebates will be issued after that date. Only one rebate will be issued per household and will not be issued if the Pine-Richland School District 2020 real estate tax has not been paid in full by December 31, 2020, and all prior years. The rebate is subject to other limitations and restrictions.

The Pine-Richland tax Rebate Program is in effect only for the 2020 calendar year. A new resolution will have to be presented to and approved by the PRSD School Board to continue beyond the 2020 calendar year.

For more information, please contact the Pine-Richland School District Business Office at (724) 625-7773, 6306.

Check the PA Department of Revenue website for the latest PA-1000 Rebate Form. Forms should be posted in February.

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