Property Tax Relief? Sen. Tartaglione Says Homestead Tax Exemption an Available Option, but Deadline Approaching
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12, 2014 – State Sen. Christine Tartaglione today said time is running out for property owners to shave hundreds from their annual tax bills through Pennsylvania’s Homestead Exemption.
The deadline to apply for the exemption is Sept. 13.
“Applying for a Homestead Tax Exemption could shave more than $400 from an annual bill if the taxable value of a home is reduced by $30,000,” Sen. Tartaglione said.
There are no age or income requirements for the Homestead Exemption, and even people who are tax delinquent can apply.
- Call or visit one of Sen. Tartaglione’s district offices, 1061 Bridge St. (215-533-0440) or 127 Susquehanna Ave. (215-291-4653), Philadelphia.
- Call the Homestead Hotline, 215-686-9200
- Visit www.phila.gov/opa
- Download and mail the paper application from the website
Tartaglione said approved applicants will have the credit applied to their 2015 property tax bill. If property owners have already applied, they do not need to re-apply.