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Overview of Delaware Taxes

Delaware has some of the lowest taxes in the country. There is no statewide sales tax, and property taxes are some of the lowest in the nation. There is a progressive income tax for the state with a top rate of 6.6%, which is above the average nationally.

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    Our income tax calculator calculates your federal, state and local taxes based on several key inputs: your household income, location, filing status and number of personal exemptions.

    How Income Taxes Are Calculated

    • First, we calculate your adjusted gross income (AGI) by taking your total household income and reducing it by certain items such as contributions to your 401(k).
    • Next, from AGI we subtract exemptions and deductions (either itemized or standard) to get your taxable income. Exemptions can be claimed for each taxpayer as well as dependents such as one’s spouse or children.
    • Based on your filing status, your taxable income is then applied to the the tax brackets to calculate your federal income taxes owed for the year.
    • Your location will determine whether you owe local and / or state taxes. more
  • Last Updated: January 1, 2024

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Taxes in Delaware

Delaware State Tax Quick Facts

  • Income tax: 0% - 6.6%
  • Sales tax: None
  • Property tax: 0.58% effective rate
  • Gas tax: 23 cents per gallon of regular gasoline, 22 cents per gallon of diesel

Delaware’s state and local taxes are among the lowest in the nation. There is no state sales tax in Delaware, which makes it a popular place for shoppers. It also has some of the lowest property taxes around, as Delaware’s effective property tax rate of 0.58% ranks as one of the lowest in the country. The most significant tax is the state income tax, with rates ranging from 0% for low earners to 6.6% for earners in the top tax bracket.

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Delaware Income Taxes

The state of Delaware collects income taxes based on seven tax brackets, with rates ranging from 0% to 6.6%. Additionally, the city of Wilmington collects its own income tax, at a flat rate of 1.25%. For everyone who does not live or work in Wilmington, however, only the state tax is due. The table below shows tax brackets and rates for the Delaware income tax. Brackets are the same for all filing statuses.

Income Tax Brackets

All Filers
Delaware Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $2,0000.00%
$2,000 - $5,0002.20%
$5,000 - $10,0003.90%
$10,000 - $20,0004.80%
$20,000 - $25,0005.20%
$25,000 - $60,0005.55%

Delaware's adjusted gross income (AGI) is very similar to federal AGI, but with a few differences. The largest difference is the state’s treatment of retirement income. Social Security income is not taxable in Delaware and it can be subtracted from income. The same is true of income from a pension, as those 60 or older can exclude up to $12,500 annually. If you're younger than 60, though, this exclusion is capped at $2,000. Income from U.S. obligations (like U.S. Savings Bonds) can also be subtracted.

Itemized deductions in Delaware adhere to federal itemized deduction rules, and you can only claim itemized deductions if you did so on your federal tax return. The amount claimed on your federal return will be equal to the amount on your Delaware return, with a few small differences. For example, the credit for state and local taxes must be subtracted from the total if you claimed it on your federal taxes.

It you did not itemize deductions federally, then you can claim the Delaware standard deduction. That is $6,500 for joint filers and $3,250 for all other filers. For filers claiming the standard deduction, additional deductions of $2,500 may be claimed if either they or their spouse is 65 or older or blind.

Delaware Tax Credits

There are a number of income tax credits in Delaware that can be used to lower your total tax bill. The most significant is the personal credit, which is equal to $110 for every exemption claimed on your federal income tax return. So, for example, if you have exemptions for yourself, your spouse and two dependents, you would have a total personal credit of $440 (4 x $110). Additional credits of $110 may be claimed if you or your spouse is 60 or over.

Other commonly claimed credits include the Child Care Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Volunteer Firefighter's Credit and the Historic Preservation Tax Credit. The amounts of these credits typically vary each tax year.

Delaware Capital Gains Tax

Most capital gains in Delaware are taxable at the full personal income tax rates listed above. This applies to both long- and short-term capital gains. However, gains realized from real estate sales in Delaware by those who live in another state are taxed at a rate of 6.60%. This rate applies to the gain less any selling expenses.

Delaware Sales Tax

There is no sales tax in Delaware.

Delaware Property Tax

Property taxes in Delaware are among the lowest in the U.S. The state’s effective property tax rate is just 0.58%. The average homeowner in Delaware pays $1,570 annually in property taxes.

If those rates have you thinking of purchasing a vacation home or a full-time residence in Delaware, read our Delaware mortgage guide for information on rates and getting a mortgage in the First State. There’s also valuable information for any current Delaware residents thinking of refinancing their home.

Delaware Cigarette Tax

Delaware charges a tax of $1.60 per pack of 20 cigarettes. Wholesalers pay a 15% tax on other tobacco products, including cigars and chewing tobacco, when they bring them into the state of Delaware.

Delaware Alcohol Tax

While there is no sales tax collected on purchases of alcohol in Delaware, some excise taxes still apply. These are generally close to national averages, however. The tax on beer is 26 cents a gallon, while the taxes on liquor, wine and beer are $4.50, $1.63 and 26 cents per gallon, respectively.

Delaware Estate Tax

As of Jan. 1, 2018, there is no estate tax in Delaware. However, any deaths that occurred in 2017 or earlier may still be subject to the estate tax.

For 2017, the tax applied to estates with a value of more than $5.49 million. Above that cutoff, marginal rates began at 0.8% and increased to a top rate of 16%.

Delaware Gas Tax

Drivers in Delaware will need to pay the state’s gasoline excise tax. The state tax on regular gasoline is 23 cents per gallon, while diesel fuel is taxed at a rate of 22 cents per gallon.

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  • The “12 mile circle” which describes the boundary between Pennsylvania and Delaware is the only circular border between U.S. states.
  • The largest cities in Delaware are Wilmington, Dover and Newark.
  • The official state bird of Delaware is the Blue Hen Chicken.