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    2019-2020 Property Tax Reduction Allocations
    Special Session Act 1 of 2006

    As required by law, the Commonwealth’s Budget Secretary certified on April 15, 2019, that $620,500,000 will be available in 2019-2020 for state-funded local tax relief.

    The 2019-2020 Homestead/Farmstead assessed value exclusion is $3,283 resulting in a reduction in property taxes of $444.16 for approved Homesteads and Farmsteads.

    Who will receive the tax relief: For property owners to receive this tax relief they would have had to have filed their Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion Application with the Monroe County tax office by March 1, 2019, and received a notice back that their application was approved.

    What happens to property owners who didn’t apply for the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion: For those property owners who have not filed their Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion application, we encourage them to do so in order to be eligible for tax relief the next time funding is available. If they apply today and their application is approved, they will not qualify for this year’s tax relief, but will qualify for any future tax relief when available.

    Application for Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions

    Mail completed application to:

    Monroe County Administrative Center
    One Quaker Plaza, Room 102
    Stroudsburg PA 18360