EITC & Rent Rebate Info
The Earned Income Tax Credit
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit that can help individuals and families with low to moderate incomes pay less in taxes. Using this credit, you could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS - as much as $6,143!
The IRS estimates four of five eligible workers claim and get EITC, however non-traditional families -- such as grandparents raising grandchildren -- childless workers, and non-English speaking taxpayers are among those who most frequently overlook the credit.
Eligibility and refund size for the EITC is based on several factors. These include, but are not limited to, the amount of your income (or combined incomes if married) and number and age of qualifying children. Note* workers without children may also qualify for EITC.
To check your eligibility for EITC and to learn more, visit the EITC Home Page.
PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
The PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650.