Over the past six years, the Southern York County School District has provided more than $450,000 in property tax rebates to seniors and disabled adults.
The school board got an update on the program last week from Wayne McCullough, the district's chief financial and operations officer.
The program is open to low-income seniors citizens and disabled taxpayers over age 18. Seniors must be 65 to qualify, but widows and widowers age 50 and older are also eligible.
The rebate amount for an income of $0-$15,000 is $500. The rebate amount for an income of $15,001-18,000 is $300. The rebate amount for an income of $18,001-$25,000 is $250.
The income that is considered is 50 percent of Social Security, pension income, interest and dividends, gains of sales, rental income and earned income.
The district approved 287 applications this year, totaling $107,458.92. Over the past six years, the district approved 1,276 applications, totaling $478,447 in taxpayer savings.
Applications to request the rebate for 2012-13 will be available on the district's website early next year and eligibility will be determined based on 2012 income. The deadline for filing is May 15, 2013.
For more information, go to the districts website and click on Tax Office.