The Taxpayer Relief Act

The Taxpayer Relief Act


Taxpayer Relief Act - Special Section Act 1 of 2006

Governor Rendell signed Special Session Act 1 of 2006 (PDF), the Taxpayer Relief Act, on June 27, 2006.  This law eases the financial burden of home ownership by providing school districts the means to lower property taxes to homeowners, especially senior citizens, via the funding provided by gaming revenue.  It is anticipated that, ultimately, gaming will generate $1 billion each year for local property tax relief.

The Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion application must be filed with the County Assessors Office by March 1st of every year.

Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion - Application

Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion - Instructions

Solicitud de Exclusiones Residenciales de Vivienda y Granja - Aplicación

Solicitud de Exclusiones Residenciales de Vivienda y Granja - Instrucciones


 For more information, contact the:

Office of Assessment
Government Center
Room 517
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, PA 18101-2401

Phone: 610-782-3038
Fax : 610-871-1442
8:00 am to 4:00 pm