Annual Certification of Pennsylvania Property Tax
The 2006 Taxpayer Relief
Act established the Property Tax Relief Fund as a way to use gaming revenue to
reduce property taxes for homeowners. The law requires the budget secretary to
certify the actual balance in the fund by April 15 of each year and to project
gaming revenue coming into the fund in the next six months.
2015-16 Certification Letter
2016-17 Certification Letter
The average statewide
property tax reduction for each household is expected to be approximately $200
in 2017. Final figures will be provided in early May, when counties report the
number of homeowners who have signed up for their share of property tax relief.
School districts will receive their share of property tax relief in two equal
installments in August and October. Under the law, Pennsylvania homeowners will
see the property tax reduction itemized on their tax bill, which most school
districts will issue this summer.
Homeowners in 66 counties
will receive reductions in the school property tax bills they will receive this
summer. In accordance with the Taxpayer Relief Act, Philadelphia’s share of
funding for broad-based tax relief will be used to reduce the city’s wage tax.
The amount of property tax
relief in each school district will be available online in early May at the
School District Property Tax Relief section of the Department of Education