News Releases - June 2022

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces $100 Deposits, Waived Fees for PA 529 GSP Account Owners

Qualifying PA 529 GSP accounts will receive $100 deposit to bolster savings

Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today announced that qualifying PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) account owners will receive a $100 account deposit. In addition, all PA 529 GSP account owners’ asset-based fees will be waived for the fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2022. The deposit and fee waivers are being funded by PA 529 GSP surplus earnings.

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Treasurer Garrity Urges Pennsylvanians to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Eligible Pennsylvanians can now apply through December 31, 2022

Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity is urging eligible Pennsylvanians to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently announced the deadline to submit applications has been extended from June 30, 2022, to December 31, 2022. The Pennsylvania Treasury Department has already started processing rebate payments.

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The Perfect Gift for the Dad Who has Everything

Treasurer Stacy Garrity: Father’s Day is a great time to search for unclaimed property

Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity said today that more than $5 million is owed to nearly 39,000 Pennsylvanians who have “fatherly” names – those with a name or business name that includes any of these words: father, dad, daddy, papa, pop, grandfather, tools, lawn, mow, grill, and joke.

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Saving for a Rainy Day Makes Good Fiscal Sense

Pennsylvania’s General Fund has a balance of $16 billion. That’s a lot of money, and there are two ways to look at it.

The first, which is tempting, is to find ways to spend it. There’s no shortage of programs to choose from, and many interest groups are working overtime to convince the General Assembly that there’s money to burn.