Delaware Income Taxes and DE State Tax Forms

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Your Delaware Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Delaware Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 30, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Delaware State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 30, 2019
Tax Extension
Delaware Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Delaware State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Delaware State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federde Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Delaware State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form 200-01
Individual Resident Income Tax Return
Form 200-02
Individual Non-Resident Income Tax Return
Form 209
Claim for Refund Due on Behalf of Deceased Taxpayer
Form 329
Special Tax Computation for Lump Sum Distribution from Qualified Retirement Plan
Form DE2210
Underpayment of Estimated Taxes


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Delaware efile Error Codes

If your Delaware state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Delaware State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a Delaware Tax Extension

You can obtain an automatic 5 and a half month extension of time to file your DE state tax return (not pay any taxes owed). Simply complete and file Form 1027 by the DE state tax return deadline, April 30, 2019. You do not have to file Form 1027 if the tax balance due is zero or less and you filed a federal tax return extension. Delaware state tax return extensions can be efiled from March 1 to April 30, 2019. If you have a balance due on your Form 200-01, 200-02, or 200-03 AND you're efiling your DE state tax return, submit your payment with a complete Form 200-V (Electronic Filer Payment Voucher).

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File a Delaware Tax Amendment

Delaware tax amendments can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file an amended Deleware state tax return.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Delaware tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Delaware Tax Forms

Previous Delaware Tax Year forms for 2017 cannot be prepared and efiled online. You will need to download, complete, and mail them to the Delaware Division of Revenue.
Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Resident Income Tax Return
Individual Non-Resident Income Tax Return
Claim for Refund Due on Behalf of Deceased Taxpayer
Special Tax Computation for Lump Sum Distribution from Qualified Retirement Plan
Underpayment of Estimated Taxes

2016 Tax Year Delaware Tax Forms

Previous Delaware Tax Year forms for 2016 cannot be prepared and efiled online. You will need to download, complete, and mail them to the Delaware Division of Revenue.
Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Resident Income Tax Return
Individual Non-Resident Income Tax Return
Claim for Refund Due on Behalf of Deceased Taxpayer
Special Tax Computation for Lump Sum Distribution from Qualified Retirement Plan
Underpayment of Estimated Taxes

Delaware Tax Facts

DE Income Tax

Individual income is taxed across seven tax brackets at seven graduated tax rates.

  • No tax rate for the first $2,000
  • 2.2% for taxable incomes between $2,001 and $5,000
  • 3.9% for taxable incomes between $5,001 and $10,000
  • 4.8% for taxable incomes between $10,001 and $20,000
  • 5.2% for taxable incomes between $20,001 and $25,000
  • 5.55% for incomes between $25,001 and $60,000
  • 6.75% for taxable incomes above $60,000

DE Sales Tax

Delaware does not impose a sales tax on consumers.

However, the state does have a sales tax on the gross receipts of most businesses. The tax rates range from 0.1037% to 2.0736%, depending on the type of business.

More information on Delaware sales tax

DE Personal Property Tax

Delaware does not have a state-level tax on personal or real property tax. Real estate is subject to various, local state taxes.

Odd Delaware Tax Fact:

Delaware has an list of delinquent taxpayers on its state tax department's website.

Delaware State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Delaware Division of Revenue at 302-577-8200.

For more information on Delaware state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Delaware Department of Revenue.

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