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Homestead Tax Relief
Bear Creek Township is now offering a property tax reduction for homeowners that have successfully been granted Homestead Tax relief through Luzerne County. Township personnel will be at the municipal office at 3333 Bear Creek Blvd. (at light at PA Turnpike exit) on Saturday, February 20, 2016 to assist residents with their applications. This will be from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., and residents are asked to bring their 2016 tax bill with them. If you do not have that available, we can look up the information required to help you complete the application.


Q. My property is already qualified as Homestead eligible. Do I need to reapply?
A. No. If you have already qualified you do not need to take any action.

Q. How do I apply?
A. You can download the application here.

Q. Is there a deadline to file?
A. Yes. All applications must be sent to the Luzerne County Assessment Office by March 1, 2016.

Q. How much tax relief will I receive?
A. For Bear Creek Township's property taxes you will receive a $20,000 reduction in your assessed value. With the Township's tax millage at 0.4412, each homestead property will receive a reduction of $8.82

Q. Why should I bother if it is only $8.82?
A. Qualifying as a Homestead property also entitles the homeowner to tax reduction for school district taxes.

Q. I just got my tax bill. Should I pay the full amount or reduce what I owe for the Homestead credit
A. You should pay the full amount. After the township is notified that the tax bill has been paid, you will receive a rebate directly from the township.

3333 Bear Creek Blvd.
Bear Creek Township PA, 18702
570-822-2260
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