Property Tax Rebate Program

  • NOTICE

     

    Applications for the Northampton Area School District Property Tax Rebate Program for the 2016-17 School District property tax year are available upon request from the District Business Office located at the below address or from your local tax collector:

     

                Northampton Area School District

                District Office--Attention Tax Clerk

        2014 Laubach Ave

                Northampton, PA 18067

     

    The application-filing period is between July 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018.

    The program follows the Pennsylvania Property Tax Rebate Program.  A rebate is available, upon filing an application, to a person owning and residing in a primary residence within the Northampton Area School District who was:

     

    -          65 years of age or over as of December 31, 2016.

                                                    -or-

    -          A widow(er) and was 50 years old as of December 31, 2016. 

                                                                -or-

    -          A permanently disabled person during all or part of 2016, 18 years of age or older and unable to work because of a medically determined physical or mental disability which is expected to continue indefinitely.

     

    Property Tax Rebates shall be determined in accordance with the following guidelines and up to one half of the State Rebate for School District Property Tax only:

     

    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME                                                           %  REBATE

     

                $          0   to  $  5,499                                                                            100%

                $  5,500   to  $  5,999                                                                              90%

                $  6,000   to  $  6,499                                                                               80%

                $  6,500   to  $  6,999                                                                               70%

                $  7,000   to  $  7,499                                                                               60%

                $  7,500   to  $  7,999                                                                               50%

                $  8,000   to  $  8,499                                                                               40%

                $  8,500   to  $  8,999                                                                               35%

                $  9,000   to  $  9,999                                                                               25%

                $ 10,000  to  $11,999                                                                               20%

                $ 12,000  to  $12,999                                                                               15%

                $ 13,000  to  $15,000                                                                               10%

     

    THE MAXIMUM REBATE IS $500.00

     

    REMINDER – You may exclude 50% of Social Security, SSI, and Social Security Equivalent Tier 1 Railroad Retirement Benefits as Annual Income.

     

    Further details are available at the above address or by calling (610) 261-4612.

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