***NOTICE FOR THOSE WHO APPLIED AND QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATE PROGRAM***
One-Time Boost to Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities will see enhanced rebates through this year’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program thanks to a one-time infusion of additional funds in the 2022-23 state budget.
The additional funding brings the maximum standard rebate to $1,105 for both homeowners and renters, up from the usual $650. People who already received their checks this year will not need to take any further action; the Department of Revenue will automatically send a check for the additional funds starting in early September. For additional information about the bonus rebates, click here.
For those who qualify but have not yet applied, the deadline to do so for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended to Dec. 31. Claimants are encouraged to file their rebate applications online by visiting www.mypath.pa.gov though paper applications are also available at www.revenue.pa.gov.
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 annually for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
DROP OFF BOX – A drop off box for those delivering Real Estate and Per Capita Tax payments to the school district during any hour of the day…
Located on the pillar to the left side of the entrance of the Administration Building.
THE WILSON SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX OFFICE
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS OF MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
ALL JULY 2022 PER CAPITA AND REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 31, 2022.
TO MAKE PAYMENTS:
1. PAYMENTS MAY BE MAILED TO: WILSON SCHOOL DISTRICT, 2601 GRANDVIEW BLVD, WEST LAWN, PA 19609.
BILLS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH LEGIBLE POSTMARKS DATED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2022.
IF PAYMENT IS MAILED CLOSE TO ANY DEADLINE (AUGUST 31, 2022 FOR DISCOUNT OR INSTALLMENT #1/ OCTOBER 31, 2022 FOR FLAT AMOUNT OR INSTALLMENT #2/DECEMBER 31, 2022 FOR PENALTY AMOUNT OR INSTALLMENT #3), PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT THE POST OFFICE IN PERSON FOR A POSTAL CLERK TO HAND-CANCEL YOUR MAILING.
PLEASE NOTE: REAL ESTATE INSTALLMENTS RECEIVED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2022 PRIOR TO TAX CLAIM TURNOVER WILL BE SUBJECT TO 10% PENALTY.
2. PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE ONLINE AT WWW.WILSONSD.ORG BY 11:59 PM ON DECEMBER 31, 2022.
THE LINK TO MAKE AND ON-LINE PAYMENT CAN BE FOUND BELOW OR ON THE WEBSITE HOME PAGE UNDER “QUICKLINKS” ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE. ONCE YOU CLICK ONTO THE LINK, SELECT WHICH TAX YOU ARE PAYING. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR BILL HANDY IN ORDR TO ACCURATELY REFERENCE THE CORRECT TAXPAYER NAME, BILL NUMBER AND/OR PROPERTY ID.
3. DROP OFF PAYMENT IN THE DROP BOX PICTURED ABOVE IN FRONT OF THE WILSON ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF THE BILL WITH PAYMENT. SHOULD YOU NEED A RECEIPT, PLEASE INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE WITH THE PAYMENT.
4. TAKE THE PAYMENT TO A FULTON BANK BRANCH: PLEASE CHECK THE FULTON BANK WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS AND HOURS. THE BANK NEEDS THE ORIGINAL BILL IN ORDER TO PROCESS THE PAYMENT. THE BANK WILL NOT ACCEPT REMINDER NOTICES.
Real Estate and Per Capita On-Line Payment
Real Estate and Per Capita Tax Information
*If a resident has moved out of the district BEFORE the billing date on the bill, please click onto the TAX INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES link above to see the instructions on how to have a PER CAPITA bill exonerated.
The Homestead/Farmstead application is a requirement of the Taxpayer Relief Act (Act 1) of 2006. This Act allows residents to decide whether they will shift the District’s revenue stream from real estate taxes to an additional income tax with additional future supplements from gambling revenues. Each dollar received from the tax shift must be used for tax relief to all approved homestead/farmstead owners through a reduction in their real estate taxes.
The application is processed and approved by the County Homestead Office. Once an application is approved as a homestead/farmstead the owner is eligible for the tax relief and will not have to file again unless circumstances change regarding the property. Each year prior to December 31st individuals who do not have an approved application on file as well as individuals who acquired property within the school district during the year will be sent an application for completion. The filing deadline with the Assessment Office is March 1 of each year.
It is very important that each and every residential and farm property owner complete and file the application by the March 1st due date. If the filing deadline is missed, the taxpayer will not have another opportunity to file until next March and will not be eligible for any tax relief which may occur on the July 1st real estate tax bill.
If you did not receive an application and your property has not already been approved, you can stop in at the Wilson School District Business Office, 2601 Grandview Boulevard, West Lawn, Pa., 19609 to get a form or call the Tax Office at (610) 670-0180 ext. 1117 and request an application be mailed. Any questions regarding whether your property has been approved can be addressed by the Berks County Homestead Office at (610) 478-6262.