If a resident is over 65 years of age and has owned the property for five years or more
orIf the resident is disabled under the Sections II or Section XVI of the Social Securities Act and has owned the property for one year or more
and is currently living in the property
andpaying the property taxes would cause and undue hardship or possible loss of the property
the resident may file form Form PA-30- Elderly and Disabled Tax Deferral Application and Tax Deferral for Elderly and Disabled Qualifications Worksheet by March 1st following the tax notice to the Assessor?s Office. If the property currently has a mortgage the property owner must obtain written permission from the mortgage holder to defer the taxes. The Town may elect to defer all or part of the taxes owed at a rate of 5% interest. The total deferred amount may not exceed 85% of the equity value of the home.
Resident must file the PA-30 form after 2nd tax bill but by March 1st
It must be filled out and signed in black ink.
All names must be exact down to the middle initial on all paperwork including cover letters, deed, application etc.
If there is a mortgage then the Mortgage holder must sign the form.
Applicant must provide:
Copy of Deed
Birth Certificate (if elderly )
Copy of Tax Bill
Social security Statement
Doctor?s note stating disability
Is there income from any other sources? If applicant is married income from spouse is taken into consideration. Please provide documentation.