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Real Estate Tax Credit Program open for applications

City Council has created a special fund for Philadelphia homeowners whose real estate tax bills have increased significantly. If your Real Estate Tax bill increased by 50% or more, you may qualify for a one-time credit of up to $500. The credit will either pay a balance on your property taxes or will be added to your City of Philadelphia Real Estate Tax account as a credit for future years. The deadline to apply is January 31, at 5 p.m.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Live within the City of Philadelphia;
  • Be the legal owner of the property and live the property as a primary residence;
  • Property tax bill has increased by 50% or more between the 2022 and 2023 tax assessments; and
  • Household income must be at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).
Household or family size Maximum income per month Maximum income per year
1 $5,208 $62,500
2 $5,950 $71,400
3 $6,696 $80,350
4 $7,438 $89,250
5 $8,033 $96,400

You can apply online or by mailing a paper application available at

Click here to learn more about Council’s Real Estate Tax Credit program.

Questions? Contact or (855) 334-9513. You can also contact your City Council member.

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