Tax Relief For Seniors

IS THERE RELIEF FOR SENIORS? (YES!)

Delaware has a Delaware School Property Tax Relief Program for Seniors and you may be eligible for a significant tax credit of 50% (up to $400) annually against your regular school property taxes on your primary residence.  We encourage all qualified seniors to apply for tax relief.  To qualify you must be:

  • 65 years or older. 
  • A resident of Delaware 
    • (Prior to January 1, 2013) Individuals who moved to Delaware and established a domicile prior to this date automatically qualify as a resident for this program.
    • (After January 1, 2013)  Individuals who moved to Delaware must be a resident for 3 consecutive years.
  • Applicants must pay their property tax in full in order to be eligible for the following tax year. 
  • Have a valid driver's license or state ID to apply. 
  • Applications must be filed by April 30th.

Please visit the  Senior School Property Tax Relief Website below for additional information:

https://finance.delaware.gov/publications/proptax/propmain.shtml

We encourage all qualified seniors to apply for tax relief.  Here is a link to the application:

https://finance.delaware.gov/publications/proptax/ssptc_app.pdf

If you need help or have questions, please call the Kent County office at (302) 744-2341.

Special Note for City of Dover Residents:

Property owners age 60 or above:

The City of Dover offers a tax reduction for qualifying seniors - $50,000 off the assessed value of your property.
In order to qualify:
-Property owner must have attained the age of 60 years by March 1, 2019
-As of March 1, 2019 they are the sole owners of the property and they reside on the property.
-Property can only be used for residential purposes.
-City taxes must be current - any outstanding taxes will result in a denial for the reduction.
-Yearly income did not exceed $19,148 for an individual or $26,858 for a couple.

There is additional information available in the application. Any questions or to receive an application please call the City of Dover at 302-736-7022.



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