Tax rebate clinics will be held in Franklin, Oil City

From staff reports

State Rep. Lee James will host two tax rebate clinics – one in Franklin and the other in Oil City – where his office staff will help senior citizens and persons with disabilities fill out applications for a rebate of up to $650 on their property taxes or rent.

The first clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at the Franklin VFW located at 411 Ninth St.

A second clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 20, at 109 Central Ave.

The state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program provides qualified applicants with rebates of up to $650 on their housing costs. Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents age 65 or older, a widow or widower age 50 or older, or a person with a permanent disability age 18 or older.

Applicants should be prepared to prove their age by taking a birth certificate, driver’s license, PennDOT identification card, PACE or PACENET card, or Medicare card.

Applicants should take proof of the taxes or rent they paid in 2017. Receipted tax bills or a tax bill with a copy of the canceled check are required as proof of taxes that were paid. A rent certificate from the landlord or rent receipts signed by the landlord will be accepted to prove rent amounts paid by the applicant.

The clinics offer help on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those with questions may call James’ office at 677-6413.