|Posted:||February 7, 2017 12:24 PM|
|From:||Representative Brian Sims|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Expanding the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program for Renters|
|In the near future, I intend to reintroduce legislation that would amend the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2006 by increasing the maximum income limit for Property Tax Rent Rebates for renters from $15,000 to $20,000. This legislation is fundamentally similar to House Bill 691, which was introduced during the 2015-2016 session.
Many low-income Pennsylvanians are unable to benefit from the program due to the prohibitively low income threshold they must meet in order to qualify as a claimant. This minor change will provide much needed financial assistance to some of the most vulnerable citizens of our Commonwealth.
Please join me in supporting this legislation.
Introduced as HB1118