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​How to File Online

Using the electronic filing option available through mypath.pa.gov offers many benefits, including:

  • Fast processing and direct deposit options
  • The "Where's My Rebate?" system to track the status of a claim online
  • Error-reducing automatic calculators
  • Security features to ensure your sensitive information is safe
  • User-friendly features that are not available when filing a paper application

It's free to apply for a rebate, and the department reminds applicants that free assistance is available at hundreds of locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators' offices. The department encourages applicants to call ahead to their preferred location to confirm whether an appointment is required.

Applicants must reapply for rebates every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid in each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2020 and meet all other eligibility criteria.

Before applying online, be sure to have all applicable information and forms available, as the application form is unable to be saved once started. Information and forms include proof of age, proof of disability, proof of income, proof of taxes paid (if applicable), proof of rent paid (if applicable) and completed PA-1000 RC (if applicable).



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Steps for Applying Online – Property Owner

Eligible claimants can submit a claim for the current period online without the need for creating an account. The status of claims that have already been submitted can be checked by visiting Where's My Refund.



​Steps for Applying – Renter

Eligible claimants can submit a claim for the current period online without the need for creating an account. The status of claims that have already been submitted can be checked by visiting Where's My Refund.