Client Alert
February 26, 2010
Potentially Hundreds of Thousands of Pennsylvanians Missing Out on Property Tax Relief

On February 23, 2010, Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner issued a special report stating that a confusing process is leaving some homeowners in Pennsylvania without the property-tax cut for which they qualify. The tax cut is financed by a state tax on slot machine gambling revenue. Wagner estimates that possibly 10 percent of homeowners who qualify for the tax cut are not receiving it, and blames it on confusing wording on tax bills or applications mailed to homeowners. He says homeowners who are not getting the tax cut should get a "homestead exclusion" application from their school district or county and submit it by the March 1, 2010 deadline for this year.

We have attached a copy of the press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General for your convenience which contains the instructions and forms for applying for the exemption.

If you need help determining whether you are eligible for the tax relief, please contact Wayne Buckwalter, Esquire, at (215) 564-1700 or for additional information and assistance.

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