Dover delays property tax payments by two months

DOVER — The city of Dover has decided to give a little bit of relief to property owners amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Members of Dover City Council voted unanimously during their virtual meeting on Monday night to approve the city manager department’s plan to extend the deadline for property owners to file their taxes […]

Tax filings down but unemployment claims up in Delaware

DOVER — On average, state tax refunds are currently being returned in 15 days, Director of Revenue Jennifer Hudson said during a public call Friday. Some have been issued in seven days, she said. The deadline to file was moved back is July 15 due to fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Hudson urged […]

Judge says outdated tax assessments violate Delaware law

DOVER — A state judge has issued a landmark ruling declaring that local government officials in each of Delaware’s counties are violating both state law and Delaware’s constitution in using woefully outdated property tax assessments to fund public schools. The Chancery Court judge ruled Friday that the county tax assessment schemes violate a state law […]

Judge says outdated tax assessments violate Delaware law

DOVER — A state judge has issued a landmark ruling declaring that local government officials in each of Delaware’s counties are violating both state law and Delaware’s constitution in using woefully outdated property tax assessments to fund public schools. The Chancery Court judge ruled Friday that the county tax assessment schemes violate a state law […]

Elderly/disability tax exemption deadline extended

DOVER — Commissioners voted to extend the deadline for the elderly/disability tax exemption Tuesday. Referring to the economic impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the economy, Kent County residents may continue to submit applications for the Elderly/Disability Tax Exemption through the mail or drop them off and leave them in the designated vehicle parked […]

Letter to the Editor: Amazon should give, not receive

Would it be impertinent of me to ask, on behalf of Delaware taxpayers, that the multi-billion-dollar corporation Amazon return the $4.5 million in taxpayer money gifted to them earlier this year by the Partnership for Prosperity and the Delaware Economic Development Office? Amazon owner Jeff Bezos is estimated to be the wealthiest individual in the […]

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 […]