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Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Distribution

Pennsylvania will distribute $266 million in property tax and rent rebates starting July 1, with 442,000 residents set to receive payments for taxes paid last year. This includes nearly 80,000 first-time recipients. The increase from last year’s total of $132 million to 283,468 recipients is due to expanded eligibility and rebate amounts, following recent legislative changes.

Governor Josh Shapiro and Revenue Secretary Pat Browne announced that these rebates, part of a program started in 1971, are now enhanced under new guidelines. The rebates cater to residents 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and disabled individuals 18 or older, with varying rebate amounts based on income levels. Rebates range from $1,000 for incomes up to $8,000 to $380 for incomes between $18,001 and $45,000.

Rebates will be processed through direct deposits or mailed checks, continuing until the December 31 deadline. The program, funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and gaming revenues, has provided over $8 billion in rebates since its inception.

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