|Posted:||January 1, 2019 01:29 PM|
|From:||Senator Jay Costa|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Expanded Senior Citizen Property Tax and Rent Rebate Relief in Allegheny County|
|Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation, which was introduced as Senate Bill 376 in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. It would provide for expanded eligibility for property tax and rent rebates under the Tax Payer Relief Act.
Currently, Allegheny County reduces property taxes for longtime senior citizen owner occupants pursuant to the Tax Payer Relief Act. To be eligible for this program a person must meet all three of the following requirements:
My legislation would modify the property ownership requirement to make an individual eligible for this county program, if the person was the owner occupier of a primary residence in the county for a period of at least twenty (20) years, moved for a period of time and then resumed status as an owner occupier of a primary residence in the county for not less than two (2) years.
Please join me in sponsoring this legislation. It was previously co-sponsored by Senators Fontana, Brewster, Tartaglione, Hughes and Browne.