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Act 1:  Taxpayer Relief Bill

Governor Rendell Signs Bill   Governor Rendell signed Special Session Act 1 of 2006 (PDF), the Taxpayer Relief Act, on June 27, 2006.  This law will ease the financial burden of home ownership by providing school districts the means to lower property taxes to homeowners, especially senior citizens, via the funding provided by gaming revenue.  It is anticipated that, ultimately, gaming will generate $1 billion each year for local property tax relief.  

Homestead Exclusion Application:    

The Montgomery County Board of Assessments, in conjunction with all of the school districts in Montgomery County, will mail Homestead Exclusion Application or notifications that applications are already on file.  Upon receipt, please review carefully and fill out and return as soon as possible to the Board of Assessment offices.  For further information or for an application, please contact the Montgomery County Board of Assessments.  Thank you.

Act 1 Taxpayer Relief Act

Click on the link to open or save a PDF file that explains Act 1.

Act 1 Taxpayer Relief Act

  State Explanation of Frequently Asked Questions   The Department of Education has provided this list of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.   FAQ about Act 1