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Pennridge passes property tax rebate for seniors


The Pennridge School District Board of Directors has passed a property tax rebate program for seniors, widows, widowers and permanently disabled homeowners having an annual income of $35,000 or less. One half of Social Security income received must be included as annual income.

The program provides a rebate that is 25 percent of the rebate offered by the state. The board reports that this is an ideal time for a property tax rebate as the board recently passed a 2019-2020 budget that does not increase property taxes, does not include a structural deficit, and does not include new borrowing.

This is the third year in a row without a tax increase in the Pennridge School District and the first time in two decades that the budget does not include a structural deficit or new borrowing.

The property tax rebate program is based on the existing Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate program, which has been in effect since 1971 and is funded by state lottery and slot machine proceeds.

Pennridge homeowners must qualify for the state rebate program to qualify for the district rebate program. The program will continue annually until the school board acts to end the program.

Board President Megan Banis-Clemens stated, “We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have been able to protect those who are struggling financially, while still significantly increasing programs and services for students and staff every year.”

All questions regarding this program should be directed to the Pennridge School District Business Office at 215-453-2713.

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