State College

Supplemental property tax rebate program approved for State College Area School District

CDT photo

The State College Area school board at its meeting on Monday approved the supplemental property tax rebate program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

The 2017-2018 budget includes $100,000 for the program, which offers rebates of up to $650 for qualified homeowners. Renters do not qualify for the program.

To qualify for the rebate, the applicant must be at least 65 years old or have a spouse in the household who is at least 65; a widow or a widower who is at least 50 years old or a disabled person who is at least 18.

To receive the maximum rebate of $650, qualified applicants must not have an annual household income of more than $8,000. Applicants with a household income of $8,001 up to $15,000 can receive a $500 rebate. Households with an income of $15,001 to $18,000 can receive a $300 rebate and applicants with a household income of $18,001 to $35,000 can receive $250.

Households with an annual income of more than $35,000 do not qualify for the program.

Allotment of the $100,000 is on a first come, first served basis.

Applications for the program can be found on the district’s website and they can be submitted between July 1 and June 30, 2018.

Leon Valsechi: 814-231-4631, @leon_valsechi