Parker: Seniors Must Apply For Property-Tax Freeze State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker (DNorthwest) is reminding low-income seniors to apply for the 2012 real-estate tax freeze. The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 14, 2011. Seniors who applied in the past are not required to resubmit an application. “New applicants will see savings reflected in their 2012 Real Estate Tax bill,” Parker said. “In this time of a tightened economy and fixed incomes, I want everyone eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. Seniors, residents 65 or older, with low incomes may be eligible for
special real-estate tax provisions if their total income is $23,500 or less for a single person or $31,500 for a married couple. If you are approved, your tax rate will freeze at its level on the date your application is accepted. The tax freeze application is available online at http://www.phila.gov/revenue/Real _Estate_Tax.html or a hard copy may be picked up at Parker’s constituent-service office, 1536 E. Wadsworth Avenue. In addition to the application, applicants should include documentation of proof of age. Examples of
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proof of age are a Social Security award letter, a driver’s license, or a birth certificate. Any document that clearly shows a date of birth will be accepted for consideration. “Do not send original documents,” Parker said. “A photocopy will do.” The completed application must be sent before Oct. 14 to the Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue, P.O. Box 53190, Philadelphia, PA 19105. Anyone with questions may contact the department at 215-6866442 or Parker’s constituent service office at (215) 242-7300.
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Published on Aug 29, 2011