Delaware State Taxes
Quick Tax Facts
- Income Tax: 0% – 6.6%
- State Sales Tax: 0%
- Median Property Tax: $1,078
Delaware is considered a tax-friendly state for the middle class and retirees. The state has a low cost of living and no state or local sales tax. Property taxes are also among the lowest in the nation. Additionally, there are no taxes on Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits. Taxpayers who are 60 or older can also exclude up $12,500 of their retirement income when filing their income tax returns.
Delaware Income Tax
Delaware has a graduated tax rate ranging from 2.2% to 5.55% for income under $60,000. For income of $60,000 or more, the tax rate is 6.6%. The rates are the same regardless of your filing status.
|Delaware Individual Income Tax Rates|
|0%||$0 – $2,000|
|2.2%||$2,000 – $5,000|
|3.9%||$5,000 – $10,000|
|4.8%||$10,000 – $20,000|
|5.2%||$20,000 – $25,000|
|5.55%||$25,000 – $60,000|
|6.6%||$60,000 or more|
Who Must File?
Full-year Delaware residents are required to file an annual income tax return if their age, filing status, and adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds the thresholds below.
|Age||Filing Status||Claimed as a dependent on another person’s return|
|Single||Married Filing Jointly||Married Filing Separately|
|60 to 64||$12,200||$17,950||$12,200||$5,250|
|65 and older, OR blind||$14,700||$20,450||$14,700||$7,750|
|65 and older, AND blind||$17,200||$22,950||$17,200||$10,250|
If you are a part-year resident, you must file an income tax return if you have income from any source while residing in the state, or you had income from a Delaware source while residing outside the state. You can elect to file either a resident or non-resident return.
Non-residents who had gross income from sources in Delaware are required to file, as well.
Delaware Sales Tax
Delaware does not have state or local sales taxes.
Delaware Property Taxes
Delaware has one of the lowest median property tax rates in the country. Property taxes are collected at the county level. The median annual amount is $1,078. New Castle County has the highest average at $1,385 annually. Sussex County currently has the lowest average property tax at $662 per year.
Delaware Tax Holidays
Delaware does not participate in tax holidays.
Delaware Tax Resources
If you need assistance preparing your Delaware state taxes, you can speak with a tax professional from Tax Defense Network by calling 855-476-6920.
You can also visit the Delaware Division of Revenue website for additional resources.