Homeowners Can Still Apply For Property Tax Relief

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Homeowners still have some time to apply for property tax relief, but the clock is ticking!

March 1st is the deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption, which lowers property taxes through the state gaming revenue fund.

The reduction is available to everyone with a permanent residence.

According to the state auditor general’s website, more than 2.6 million homeowners saw their property taxes reduced by about $200 last year alone.

“Taxpayers are facing the toughest economic times since the Great Depression, so every bit of assistance can help a strapped family meet its living expenses,” Auditor Generatl Jack Wagner said in a press release. “Government must do all that it can to help homeowners navigate the unnecessarily difficult process to receive property tax relief.”

For more information on how to apply for the Homestead Exemption, visit www.auditorgen.state.pa.us


    $200.00… BIG DEAL… i seem to remember Mr. Rendell saying it would be about $800.00 to $1000.00. What happened to that?????

  • One small voice

    Fast Eddie starting grabbing the dollars that were suppose to reduce property tax, he using the monies to fund other worthless programs. The monies always seems to get misdirected from there orginal intentions.

  • RDRD

    Yeah . . . where is our effin big bucks casino revenue windfall that’s gonna give us all a tax break . . . GD LIARS! Oh, that’s right . . . it goes right into these crooks’ pockets.

  • ConstitutionFan

    OH, and the $$ only comes from slots – the table game revenue goes to the General Fund..not back to our pockets!

  • Bob

    It doesn’t help to just complain. Instead visit http://www.grandoldusa.com or http://www.spedunkie.com (Hit on the STOP) page and learn how all three property taxes on homesteads and farmsteads (primary residences) can be abolished if the apathetic Pennsylvanians ever demand that it be enacted.

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