Property Tax / Rent Rebate
 
The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging offers Property Tax/Rent Rebate appointments through a dedicated team of volunteers to Lebanon County seniors and to those with a disability. Appointments are scheduled every 20 to 30 minutes, so it is important to please bring the necessary documentation (listed below) to your appointment and arrive on time.
 
2019 Updates from Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
 
Scheduling or Rescheduling Your Appointment
To schedule or reschedule an appointment to receive assistance from a volunteer with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate please call the Area Agency on Aging at 717-273-9262. 
 
After Filing for Your Rebate
Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed to them should expect to receive their payment in the mail in early July. As a reminder, applicants are required to submit their bank account information on their application forms in order to receive their rebates through direct deposit.
Distribution of rebates starts July 1 and eligible Pennsylvanians are encouraged to apply as soon as they can. After June 30, rebates will be distributed as claims are received and processed. Applications typically take 6-8 weeks to process.
If you have already applied for rebates and want to check on the status of your claim:
 
Helpful Tips
For helpful tips and answers to commonly asked questions about the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program visit the Online Customer Service Center
 
What to Bring
If you are a homeowner
Please bring the following to your appointment:
 
    • 2018 Social Security, SSP or SSI statement
    • Pension statement
    • Annuity statement
    • W-2 statement, if applicable
    • Stamped PAID property tax and stamped PAID school tax receipts
      • If you take your receipts (copies you keep when you pay your taxes) to the Tax office at the Municipal Building, 400 S 8th Street, Lebanon, they will stamp your receipts PAID for free; if, however, you need them to make copies of your paid receipts you will be charged $5.00.
    • If filing for the first time, you will need a photo ID, copy of your 2018 Federal Tax Return
    • If disabled and filing for first time, you will need to bring your disability award letter from Social Security.
Total HOUSEHOLD income not greater than $35,000 for Property Tax Rebate. (When calculating income, you only count half of your Social Security, SSI and SSP
 
If you are a Renter
 
Please bring the following to your appointment:
 
·         2018 Social Security, SSP or SSI statement
·         Pension statement
·         Annuity statement
·         W-2 statement, if applicable
·         Completed “Rent Certificate” form (PA-1000RC) – filled out by landlord
o    If landlord lives in another state or cannot fill out the certificate, you will need to bring a copy of your lease and your monthly receipts for rent paid in 2018.
·         If filing for the first time, you will need a photo ID, copy of your 2019 Federal Tax Return.
·         If disabled and filing for first time, you will need to bring your disability award letter from Social Security.
Total HOUSEHOLD income not greater than $15,000 for Rent Tax Rebate. (When calculating income, you only count half of your Social Security, SSI and SSP)
 
If you OWN Your Home but RENT the Land
Please bring all of the above.