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Shapiro Administration Makes Free PTRR Filing Assistance Available at Community Centers Across PA

03/29/2024

The Department of Revenue is providing additional in-person assistance through more than 50 events across the Commonwealth following Governor Josh Shapiro’s work to expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Harrisburg, PA — Representatives from the Department of Revenue (DOR) are scheduled to visit more than 50 senior and community centers across the Commonwealth in April to help Pennsylvanians who need help filing their Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program applications. This ​additional in-person assistance is being offered in part to help Pennsylvanians who are newly eligible for the PTRR program following Governor Josh Shapiro’s successful work Governor Shapiro: Property Tax/Rent Rebates Now Available for Eligible Older Pennsylvanians, People with Disabilities​.

DOR representatives stationed at these centers will also be available to help Pennsylvanians file their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax returns (PA-40s) prior to the April 15, 2024, tax filing deadline.

“We have been working hard this year to increase the number of locations where we are offering in-person support for people who need help submitting their rebate applications or filing their PA tax returns,” said Revenue Secretary Pat Browne. “Many of our residents, including Pennsylvania seniors, benefit from having a face-to-face conversation with one of our experienced representatives. This assistance is especially needed this year following Governor Shapiro’s successful work to expand the PTRR program to nearly 175,000 additional Pennsylvanians.”

DOR staff will be available at the locations listed below by county throughout April, and additional dates and times are scheduled for the coming months. A complete up-to-date listing by county is available online with the latest information. People are encouraged to call ahead to verify availability and to make an appointment.

DOR also has a lookup tool on its website to help PTRR applicants find in-person assistance at a location near them by entering a zip code. These locations include DOR district offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and state legislators' offices. Those seeking help are encouraged to email or call ahead to schedule an appointment.

What Should You Bring with You?

Applicants who need assistance with the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application (PA-1000) should check the eligibility guidelines for the PTRR Program. The new claim season for the recent expansion of the PTRR program opened on January 16, 2024. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.

Rebates must be applied for every year as they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid during the prior year. The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30, 2024. First-time filers should anticipate that it will take additional time to review their applications and process their rebates.

If you have already applied for a rebate and received correspondence from DOR requesting additional information to complete your application, it is important to respond with that information as soon as possible. This will ensure rebates are filed in a timely manner.

Taxpayers who need assistance with the Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax return (PA-40) should bring their tax information/income statements, a photo identification card (driver's license, etc.), and Social Security cards for themselves and their dependents. As a reminder, all taxpayers who received more than $33 in total gross taxable income in calendar year 2023 must file a Pennsylvania personal income tax return by midnight, Monday, April 15, 2024.

Adams County

Fairfield Area Senior Center, 106 Steelman St., Fairfield, PA 17320

  • April 4 | 10:30 AM to 2 PM

Upper Adams Senior Center, 300 E. York St., Biglerville, PA 17307

  • April 2 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Allegheny County

K Leroy Irvis Tower, 715 Mercer St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • April 8, 11, and 12 | 10 AM to 2PM

Beaver County

Conway Community Center, 305 11th St., Conway, PA 15027

  • April 19 | 10 AM to 2 PM

New Brighton Community Center, 1851 Third Ave., New Brighton, PA 15066

  • April 26 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Berks County

Berks Encore Douglassville, 2144 Weavertown Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518

  • April 12 | 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Blair County

Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, PA 16686

  • April 8 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Williamsburg Senior Center, 423 W. Second St., Williamsburg, PA 16693

  • April 26 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Bradford County

Canton Senior Center, 28 Tioga St., Canton, PA 17724

  • April 16 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Towanda Senior Center, 131 Colonial Dr., Towanda, PA 18848

  • April 1, 8, and 15 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Chester County

Phoenixville Area Senior Center, 153 Church St., Phoenixville, PA 19460

  • April 24 | 10 AM to 3 PM

Columbia County

Berwick Senior Center, 1401 Orange St., Berwick, PA 18603

  • April 4 and 5 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Dauphin County

Essex House, 320 Market St., Middletown, PA 17057

  • April 17 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Griffith House, 800 Wood St., Steelton, PA 17113

  • April 10 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Highspire Apartments, 47 Ann St., Highspire, PA 17034

  • April 3 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Jewish Community Center, 3301 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110

  • April 9 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Delaware County

Chester Senior Center, 721 Hayes St., Chester, PA 19013

  • April 17 and 24 | 10 AM to 3 PM

Good Neighbor Senior Center, 1085 Hook Rd., Sharon Hill, PA 19079

  • April ​3 and 10 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Surrey Center for Healthy Living, 505 Parkway Dr., Broomall, PA 19008

  • April 19 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Elk County

Senior Junction of Ridgway, Inc, 321 W. Main St., Ridgway, PA 15853

  • April 2 | 10 AM to 1 PM

Erie County

GECAC Tri-Boro Senior Center, 7555 W. Ridge Rd., Fairview, PA 16415

  • April 12 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Northwestern Senior Center, 9 Academy St., Albion, PA 16401

  • April 9 and 16 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Fayette County

Perryopolis Senior Center, 403 Liberty St., Perryopolis, PA 15473

  • April 1 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Greene County

Bobtown Satellite Senior Center, St. Ignatius Social Hall, Bobtown, PA 15315

  • April 23 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Carmichaels Senior Center, 125 Municipal Rd., Carmichaels, PA 15320

  • April 29 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Waynesburg Community Center, 1505 Morris St., Waynesburg, PA 15370

  • April 30 | 10 AM to 2 PM

West Greene Satellite Center, 106 Grange Rd., Graysville, PA 15337

  • April 25 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Lebanon County

Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging, 710 Maple St., Lebanon PA 17046

  • April 5 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Myerstown Senior Community Center, 59 N. Ramona Rd., Myerstown, PA 17067

  • April 1 and 8 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Lehigh County

B'nai B'rith House Senior Center, 1616 Liberty St., Allentown, PA 18102

  • April 2 and 9 | 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., White Hall, PA 18052

  • April 16 | 9 AM to 2 PM

Luzerne County

Pittston Active Adult Center, 441 N. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640

  • April 3 and 10 | 9 AM to 1 PM

Rose Tucker Nanticoke Active Adult Center, 145 E. Green St., Nanticoke, PA 18634

  • April 2 and 9 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Monroe County

The Mountain Senior Center, 354 Memorial Blvd., Tobyhanna, PA 18466

  • April 11 | 9 AM to 1 PM

Northumberland County

Coal Region Adult Community Center (Shamokin Senior Action Center), 2 E. Arch St., Shamokin, PA 17872

  • April 24 | 9 AM to 3 PM

Milton Senior Action Center, 219 Filbert St., Milton, PA 17847

  • April 18 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Perry County

Marysville-Rye Senior Center, 198 Leonard St, Marysville, PA 17053

  • April 16 | 10 AM to 1 PM

Potter County

Coudersport Senior Center, 165 Rt. 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915

  • April 3 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Galeton Senior Center, 5 Park Ln., Galeton, PA 16922

  • April 17 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Oswayo Valley Senior Center, 128 Lyons St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748

  • April 10 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Ulysses Senior Center, 522 Main St., Ulysses, PA 16948

  • April 1 | 11 AM to 2 PM

Snyder County

Penns Creek Senior Center, 3551 Richard Rd., Penns Creek, PA 17862

  • April 2 | 9 AM to 2 PM

Somerset County

Boswell Senior Center, 332 Stonycreek St., Boswell, PA 15531

  • April 22 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Conemaugh Township Senior Center, 959 S. Main St., Hollsopple, PA 15935

  • April 4 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Confluence Senior Center, 700 Reynolds St., Confluence, PA 15424

  • April 11 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Sullivan County

Mildred Senior Center, 7699 Route 487, Mildred, PA 18632

  • April 23 and 30 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Susquehanna County

Clifford Active Living Center, 119 Cemetery St., Clifford, PA 18413

  • April 22 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Fairdale Active Living Center, 6219 Ridge Rd., Montrose, PA 18801

  • April 5 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Washington County

Bentleyville Senior Center, 931 Main St., Bentleyville, PA 15314

  • April 3 and 10 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Beth Center Senior Center, 316 Station St., Vestaburg, PA 15368

  • April 15 | 12 to 4 PM

McDonald Cecil Senior Center, 3599 Millers Run Rd., Cecil, PA 15321

  • April 16 and 18 |10:30 to 11:30 AM

Washington Senior Center, 69 W. Maiden St., Washington, PA 15301

  • April 17 and 24 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Westmoreland County

Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, Latrobe, PA 15650

  • April 5 and 12 | 9 AM to 1 PM

Monessen Center for Active Adults, 1925 Grand Blvd., Monessen, PA 15062

  • April 2 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Mt Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., Mt Pleasant, PA 15666

  • April 19 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Valley Center for Active Adults, 135 Kalassay Dr., Ligonier, PA 15658

  • ​April 9 | 10 AM to 2 PM

Media Contact: Kendra Martin, ra-press@pa.gov

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