Tax Rebates & Forms

Senior Citizen Tax Rebate

pdf 2011 Senior Citizen Tax Rebate

The following is a brief summary of the program for assisting senior citizens to pay school taxes on homes that
they own and occupy that was adopted by the Board of Education on June 28, 1982, as amended:

a. EFFECTIVE DATE: School Real Estate Taxes issued August 1 of the previous tax year.

b. ELIGIBILITY: One or more of the following (A, B, C):

1. A) One member of the household must be age 65 or over on December 31 of the previous tax year;

B) Individual is a widow or widower and age 50 or over on December 31 of the previous tax year;

C) Individual is permanently disabled and age 18 or over on December 31 of the previous tax year. 2. INCOME: $16,500 or less.

3. PERCENTAGE OF REBATE: based on income, as follows:

Household Income % Rebate Household Income % Rebate
$ -0- - $6,999 100% $10,000 - $10,499 35%
7,000 - 7,499 90% 10,500 - 11,499 25%
7,500 - 7,999 80% 11,500 - 13,499 20%
8,000 - 8,499 70% 13,500 - 14,499 15%
8,500 - 8,999 60% 14,500 - 16,500 10%
9,000 - 9,499 50% 16,501 - or over -0-%
9,500 - 9,999 40%

4. MAXIMUM REBATE - cannot exceed $925.00; on homestead only.


1. WHERE TO FILE: at the Tax Office of the School District located in the Administration Center,
or mail to ESASD, Attn: Kathy Kroll, 50 Vine Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-0298.

2. WHEN TO FILE: after January 31, of the current year but before June 30, of the current year.

3. HOW TO FILE: request forms after January 31 of the current year by calling the school district office at
(570-424-8500) Extension 1001,or by stopping in the office to pick them up.


Homestead/Farmstead Property Tax Relief

The Taxpayer Relief Act, Act 1 of Special Session 1 of 2006, was signed into law by Governor Rendell on June 27, 2006. The Taxpayer Relief Act provides for property tax reduction allocations to be distributed by the Commonwealth to each school district.  P roperty tax reduction will be through a hmestead or farmstead exclusion.

Homestead or Farmstead Exclusion.  Under a homestead or farmstead property tax exclusion, the assessed value of each homestead or farmstead is reduced by the same amount before the property tax is computed.  Homeowners are not guaranteed a homestead or farmstead exclusion unless and until an additional income tax for purposes of granting a homestead or farmstead exclusion is approved by voter referendum or sufficient funds have been collected to permit property tax reduction allocations to be made by the Commonwealth.

Homeowners should contact their county assessment office for a copy of their county's homestead and farmstead application form.

Monroe County Assessment Office 570-517-3133
Pike County Assessment Office 570-296-4364

More information on the Taxpayer Relief Act can be found on the Department of Education's Web site.

Local Earned Income Tax Residency Certification Form

pdf Local Earned Income Tax Residency Certification Form

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