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Philadelphia City Council Real Estate Tax Credit program

City Council created a fund for Philadelphia homeowners whose Real Estate Tax bills have gone up. If your Real Estate Tax bill increased by 50% or more, you may qualify for a one-time tax credit.

About the Real Estate Tax Credit Program

The Real Estate Tax Credit Program offers up to a $500 tax credit. You can apply this credit to a balance from your 2023 or 2024 tax bill. If you don’t have a balance, the credit will be applied to your Real Estate Tax account for future tax years.

How to apply

You can apply online or print and mail the application below. The application is available in several languages. Mail your completed application to:

Philadelphia Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 53190
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Application deadline: The Department of Revenue must receive your application by 5 p.m. on December 15, 2023.

Income eligibility

Your household income must be at or below 80% of the 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

Application selection

City Council expects many applications for this program. It’s likely that the amount of funding requests will be larger than the available funds. Therefore, eligible applicants will be randomly selected through a lottery system. This process will be based solely on chance.

Learn more about the Real Estate Tax Credit

Visit the Real Estate Tax Credit program website. This website includes information about:

  • eligibility.
  • how to apply.
  • the selection process.
  • frequently asked questions.

Get help with your application

For help with the online application, contact pataxrelief@forwardplatform.zendesk.com or (855) 334-9513. You can also contact your City Council member.

Other Real Estate Tax relief programs

We have several programs in Philadelphia that can help you pay your property taxes. For more information, see these pages:

Name Description Released Format
Real Estate Tax Credit Program flyer – English PDF Flyer about the Real Estate Tax Credit Program, including eligibility requirements. November 10, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program flyer – Spanish PDF Flyer about the Real Estate Tax Credit Program, including eligibility requirements. November 10, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program application – English PDF Use this form to apply for the Real Estate Tax Credit Program. November 17, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program application – Spanish PDF Use this form to apply for the Real Estate Tax Credit Program. November 17, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program application – Mandarin PDF Use this form to apply for the Real Estate Tax Credit Program. November 10, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program application – Russian PDF Use this form to apply for the Real Estate Tax Credit Program. November 10, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program application – Simplified Chinese PDF Use this form to apply for the Real Estate Tax Credit Program. November 10, 2023
Real Estate Tax Credit Program application – Vietnamese PDF Use this form to apply for the Real Estate Tax Credit Program. November 10, 2023

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