Tax Rebate Program and Form

NPSD Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

 

Virtual Information Sessions


NPSD welcomes community members to join them at two virtual informational sessions about its Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, which can save eligible North Penn residents up to $487 a year. These informational sessions will take place virtually using Zoom on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Both sessions will follow the same format. Led by Steve Skrocki, sessions will include an introduction to the program and how it works; an explanation of who is eligible to apply; and detailed directions outlining the applications process. The presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session for community members.

 

How to Watch Virtual Sessions

Residents can watch live on the NPTV YouTube Channel, North Penn News, Facebook Live or NPTV local Comcast Cable Channel 28 and Verizon FIOS-TV Channel 29.

 

How to Participate in Live Virtual Q&A Session

A question and answer session will be held at the end of the meeting on Zoom. Attendees who wish to participate in the Q&A must register on Zoom prior to the meeting. If you are just viewing the presentation and do not intend to participate in the Q&A session, please read the above section about how to tune in.

To participate in the Q&A, please connect and register using the link below and follow all directions before the session begins. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register for Tax Rebate Virtual Information Session Q&A Using Zoom

When it is time for the Q&A, please use the “raise your hand” feature in the Zoom webinar. We will take questions in the order that hands were raised. Please listen for your name when called upon for comment and unmute your microphone.



Program Information

 

At the May 12, 2020 action meeting, the North Penn School District (NPSD) Board of School Directors unanimously approved a revised property tax rebate program that will see a discount of up to $487.50 for certain homeowners and renters.

To qualify for this discount, applicants must have a household income of no more than $35,000 annually, and:
  • be 65 years of age or older; or
  • be a widow and widower aged 50 years of age or older; or
  • be permanently disabled and 18 years of age or older.

 

The property tax and rent rebate program is based upon the existing Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate program which has been in effect since 1971 and is funded by state lottery and slot machine proceeds. North Penn homeowners and renters must qualify for the state rebate program to qualify for the district rebate program.

NPSD is granting a 50 percent rebate based on certain eligibility requirements and income levels as follows:

  • 50 percent (maximum $487.50) annual rebate for North Penn homeowners and renters with a yearly household income between $0 to $8,000;
  • 50 percent (maximum $375) annual rebate for North Penn homeowners and renters with a yearly household income between $8,001 to $15,000;
  • 50 percent (maximum $225) annual rebate for North Penn homeowners with a yearly household income between $15,001 to $18,000; and
  • 50 percent (maximum $187.50) annual rebate for North Penn homeowners with a yearly household income between $18,001 to $35,000.
  • 50 percent (maximum $325) annual rebate for North Penn renters with a yearly household income between $0 to $8,000; and
  • 50 percent (maximum $250) annual rebate for North Penn renters with a yearly household income between $8,001 to $15,000.

 

For those who qualify for the Tax Rebate Program, follow the links below or visit or call your local legislator.

 

View NPSD Tax Rebate Program application effective from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021

If you do not have access to a printer, you may pick up an application form at the the Educational Services Center at 401 E. Hancock St. Lansdale, PA in a box hanging outside of the front doors just to the left of the main entrance.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How is the rebate received?
A: Check.

Q: When can the rebate be expected?
A: Within 30 days of the completed application being received by the school district.

Q: Do I need to attach a copy of my school tax bill?
A: No copies of any tax bills are needed.

Q: What can I use if I do not have a copy of form PA-1000?
A: Please seek assistance from your local state representative's office.

Q: Will a bank statement be sufficient as a receipt of the amount set forth as requested in Part D, line (b)?
A: Yes

Q: What other method of proof may I provide for my receipt of amount set forth in Part D, line (b)?
A: View a print out of information needed.

Q: Is this school property tax rebate yearly or a one-time rebate?
A: It was approved by the NPSD Board of School Directors for the 2020-2021 year. The board will consider extending the program as part of the 2021-2022 budget process.

Q: Is anyone available at the district level to answer questions?
A: Members of the NPSD Business Office can answer questions, but cannot assist in completing the form. Please contact 215-853-1011 with questions.

Q: Is a form available for me to pick up if I cannot print one?
A: You can seek assistance from your local state representative's office, you may talk with your local tax collector to see if you can pick one up from them, or you can stop by our Educational Services Center and pick one up from the box hanging outside our front doors just to the left of our main entrance.