There will be no more federal incentives. So it is important that you take full advantage of all the regular credit programs that states and local governments offer. With the coronavirus pandemic still not over, this money could be the much-needed fourth stimulus check. You can still get one of those coronavirus stimulus checks in Pennsylvania, where authorities recently extended the application deadline into a tax refund program.
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Coronavirus Stimulus Check from Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania residents now have one month to request a cash payment of up to $975. This Pennsylvania coronavirus incentive check is available under the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
Usually, the deadline to apply for the funds under the program is June 30 every year. This year, however, the state has extended the deadline until the end of the year. Eligible households have until December 31 to apply for the money.
To be eligible for the program, you must be “65 years of age and older; widows and widowers of 50 years of age and older; and people with disabilities 18 years of age and older.” Also, eligible households must have earned less than $35,000 a year ($15,000 a year for renters).A point to note is that only half of Social Security income is taken into account when calculating the benefit. annual income for this program.
How much money you can get depends on your income. The maximum standard discount is $650 per household, but “additional discounts for eligible homeowners can increase the discounts to $975,” the program’s website says.
The Pennsylvania Treasury Department has already started processing the applications. The direct deposits are scheduled from July 1, while the paper checks are scheduled from June 30. This program benefits approximately 550,000 Pennsylvanians each year.
How to apply?
To apply for the Pennsylvania coronavirus stimulus check, you can submit an online application to the Department of Revenue’s myPATH system. If you qualify, you will receive the money in your bank account. You must enclose relevant documents for property tax or rental receipts with the application.
You can also submit a paper application. To submit a paper application, you must download the form or request it from the Pennsylvania Gov website. You can also call 1-888-222-9190 for more information about the program.
You will be automatically called to the telephone number in the application form when the department receives your application form. If the department approves your request, you will receive another automatic call.
To check the status of your payment, you can visit this link. You must enter your Social Security number, date of birth and claim year to check the status of your payment.