Senior Citizen Tax Assistance
The 2017 Neshaminy School District Property Tax Assistance Program will begin in January 2018. The purpose of the program is to provide property tax relief to our senior citizens. The program is available to homeowners who will reach the age of 65 by December 31, 2017. The program will provide tax rebates of up to $650 for senior citizens whose household income is less than $20,000. This includes reporting half of Social Security or Railroad Retirement Benefits, and 100% of any other income. If you have received a rebate in the past, the district makes every effort to send a rebate application for you to complete each year. If you have not received a rebate in the past, rebate application forms will be available beginning in January 2018. They will be available on the Neshaminy School District website, at your local tax collector’s office or by U.S. mail by calling the Business Office directly at 215-809-6520.
This program is entering its Fortieth year. Since 1977, rebates totaling over $2.5 million have been paid by the school district, with over 230 senior citizens participating last year. We hope that the amount for which you qualify helps to partially overcome today’s high cost of living for those on fixed incomes.
NOTE REGARDING PENNSYLVANIA REBATE PROGRAM: We would like to alert you to the probability that if you qualify for Neshaminy’s rebate program, then you would also qualify for the Pennsylvania Property Tax program. The state program provides funds in addition to the Neshaminy rebate program and funds can be received from both. If you have not filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania previously, you should call 1-888-222-9190 to order a form. This information is intended only to inform you; Neshaminy does not process the Pennsylvania rebates.