Delaware tax filing deadline extended to July 15

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DOVER – The Delaware Division of Revenue announced the deadline to file 2019 Delaware personal income tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. The division and the Internal Revenue Service remain open, and taxpayers are encouraged to continue to file their state and federal returns electronically or by mail. “Although the filing deadline […]

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

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WASHINGTON — The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’s direction “we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this […]

Smyrna votes on school referendum Saturday

SMYRNA — Voters will head to the polls Saturday to determine whether to green-light spending $667,300 to improve North Smyrna Elementary School in a capital referendum. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Smyrna Elementary School, Ruritan Club of Kenton and Smyrna Middle School. The local funds would allow the district […]

Commentary: Time to get off the referendum merry go round

By Dave Rhodes Here we are again for round three of the Indian River School District Referendum. It failed twice in 2019 and now we are faced with it again in 2020. District residents pay state income taxes, local county taxes and now we are asked to pay a local tax for school issues. Three […]

Commentary: Passage of Indian River referendum ‘absolutely critical’

By Mark Steele The Indian River School District is holding a major capital referendum on Thursday, Feb. 13. Passage of this referendum is absolutely critical to the future of our district. Overcrowding in the northern end of the district is reaching a crisis stage and the construction plan being put before voters is the most […]

Bill would expand Earned Income Tax Credit

DOVER — Legislation set to be heard in committee today would make the Earned Income Tax Credit refundable. Established in 1975, the federal EITC lessens the amount recipients owe in taxes and is designed to help low-income people while encouraging them to work. If the credit is larger than the individual’s tax obligation, the leftover […]

Carper to keynote Earned Income Tax Credit Day

GEORGETOWN — On Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown, in partnership with Nehemiah Gateway, will commemorate the national EITC Awareness Day. Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is an event organized by the IRS and its partners to educate the public about the EITC and requirements to […]

Smyrna School District to hold referendum

SMYRNA — Smyrna School District will ask voters for their support renovating an elementary school when the district goes to the polls in February for a major capital referendum. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Smyrna Elementary School, Ruritan Club of Kenton and Smyrna Middle School. The […]

Underfunded IRS struggles to send refunds, answer calls

2019 was another tough year for the IRS, according to a new federal report. Burdened with years of budget cuts and a recent increase in workload to implement a new tax law, the IRS struggled to deliver on its mission in the past fiscal year. The annual report from the Office of Taxpayer Advocate found […]

Letter to the Editor: Keep Delaware the way it is

I read Barbara A. Dailey’s letter “Proposed store detrimental to Sussex way of life” on Dec. 23 with interest. While I am sure that she is a fine person with great intentions, to me she is just another example of an out-of-stater trying to change Delaware to suit her perceived way of life. This gives […]