Tax Relief for Seniors
Is there relief for seniors? Yes!
SCHOOL TAX CREDIT
Adults, 65 and older, are entitled to a credit of 50% of their school taxes, up to $500, provided they meet the state’s minimum 3-year residency requirement. To qualify, complete a School Tax Credit Application and return it to the New Castle County Assessment Office by April 30.
Click here for the State of Delaware School Tax Credit Application
Many seniors are unaware that they may already qualify for significant, additional reductions in school and county property taxes. We encourage ALL senior residents to investigate the Over-65 Exemption Application, and the Disability Exemption Application available from the County’s website, http://www.nccde.org/182/Tax-Exemptions. If you have questions or need help to complete the form, contact the County at (302) 395-5520.