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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

OVER-65 EXEMPTIONS
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.