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

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