IRS extends deadline for $500 Economic Impact Payments

The IRS has extended its deadline to Sept. 30 for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here. People should do this if they: • receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments;• did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return;• have a […]

Appeals court won’t step in for now on Trump tax records

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday it wouldn’t step in right away to delay New York prosecutors’ effort to get President Donald Trump’s tax records, potentially leaving the Supreme Court as his most promising option to block prosecutors’ subpoena. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Trump’s request to immediately […]

Sussex County begins issuing annual property tax bills

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County tax bills are headed out the door.The county’s billing services office has begun issuing bills for the 2021 fiscal year, totaling an estimated $166.3 million in tax revenue. Each August, Sussex County government issues tens of thousands of tax bills for the more than 179,000 parcels in the county, with revenue […]

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Judge says outdated tax assessments violate Delaware law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officials in each of Delaware’s counties are violating both state law and Delaware’s constitution in using woefully outdated property tax assessments to fund public schools.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Judge says outdated tax assessments violate Delaware law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 […]