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PA law would allow seniors to volunteer in schools and receive lower taxes

March 27, 2013

HARRISBURG, PA — A committee in the House of Representatives in Harrisburg has passed the Senior Citizen Property Tax Reduction Exchange Program. The bill would allow senior citizens to volunteer in a school district, and under a program set up by the district, the senior citizen would be eligible for a property tax break in exchange for service.

The volunteer services could include monitoring classrooms or the cafeteria, tutoring, helping with after-school programs or others. The tax credit would be calculated at $5 per hour.