|Posted:||April 7, 2017 10:45 AM|
|From:||Representative Nick Miccarelli|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Co-Sponsor Memo- Property Tax relief for Senior Citizens|
|In the near future I plan to introduce legislation implementing a property tax freeze for all Pennsylvania residents 65 and older.
To qualify for a property tax freeze, an individual who is 65 or older must have qualified for a homestead exemption at their current residence for no fewer than three years. My legislation will establish 2017 as a “base year” for property tax rates.
This freeze will apply to property taxes levied by school districts. The state will reimburse affected districts from the Property Tax Relief Fund.
If an individual is also eligible for the existing Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, he or she will be required to choose between the two programs; no one could receive both benefits.
Please join me in supporting our senior citizens by co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB1512