Deferrals are a postponement of payment of taxes which accrue interest at a rate of 5% (vs. the standard 18%) until the taxes are paid in full or you exhaust the equity in your home. This program must be applied for annually by March 1st. Deferrals are not the same as the Elderly Exemption. Exemptions are a reduction in your assessment and remain on the property as long as you continue to qualify (a review occurs every five years). Please see our Exemption and Credit page for qualifications for applying for the Elderly Exemption.
If a resident is over 65 years of age and has owned the property for five years or more
or If the resident is disabled under the Sections II or Section XVI of the Social Securities Act and has owned the property for one year or more
and is currently living in the property
and paying the property taxes would cause and undue hardship or possible loss of the property
- Resident must file the PA-30 form after 2nd tax bill but by March 1st
- The PA-30 application must be fully completed in BLACK INK ONLY and must be legible and clear
- Names [in box Step 1] must be written out EXACTLY as they appear on the property deed.
- Amount of requested tax deferral [in box Step 3 (b) ] must reflect an amount equal to or less than the amount of the tax owed, exluding interest)
- Amount of tax bill [ in box Step 3 (c) ] must reflect the amount of tax owed, excluding interest) on the final bill
- If there is a mortgage then the Mortgage holder must sign the form.
- Applicant must also submit the following:
Birth Certificate (if elderly)
Copy of final Real Estate Tax Bill
Copy of deeds for all property owned
Social Security Statement
Proof of other household income
Recent mortgage statment
Proof of household expenses
Most recent Federal Tax Return & W2s, 1040s, etc
3 months of most recent bank statements
Doctor’s note stating disability
- Is there income from any other sources? If applicant is married income from spouse is taken into consideration. Please provide documentation.