2011-05-12 / Local & State

Pa. Allocates Gambling Revenue Tax Relief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State officials have allocated the $612 million in gambling proceeds that will be used to lower property taxes for Pennsylvania homeowners.

The state Department of Education says the average homeowner will see a $200 break in property taxes this year. The department is also responsible for allocating those funds to individual districts.

The $612 million available for tax relief is down slightly from $616 million last year.

The amount of the tax discount for each district is available at the Department of Education Web site.

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