Delaware Taxes

Understanding the Link Between Property Taxes & Your Mortgage Payment

Delawares known for lower property taxes which can reduce your mortgage payment.

When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? Knowing this information is one big reason why many choose to [...]

Just the Facts: Not All Community Real Estate Taxes are the Same

When deciding which state to live in and considering the taxes, be sure to carefully compare the same data because not all taxes are the same in all communities.

Questions about taxes often come up when talking with people who live in other states. They have heard Delaware property taxes are low, but when searching online, they [...]

More Taxes, Lower Refunds - Will tax changes impact Delaware residents?

How the reduction of itemized deductions may impact income tax and refunds for those living in the state of Delaware.

Losing itemized tax deductions

The full impact of recent changes to income tax deductions is starting to become apparent, even in Delaware where traditionally residents enjoy lower state taxes. I spoke to a friend the other [...]

Tax Changes for Out-of-State Residents You Should Know

Those with a 2nd home in Delaware may be affected by these Income Tax changes.

Changes are coming in January 2019 that may affect you when you sell a 2ndhome in Delaware but live in another state.

Estimated Income Tax will be collected at settlement

Lets say you purchased a second home in Delaware but your primary residence is in New Jersey [...]

Delaware Still Ranks as One of the Most Tax-Friendly States

Delaware being one of the most tax-friendly states is great news for retirees looking to make their home here!

Going back to January 2009, when I wrote Low Taxes not enough to move to Delaware, followed in September 2011, by Delaware more than lower taxes, I have always tried to provide information on Delaware taxes in context. Given our [...]

Will I Have To Pay Capital Gains Tax When I Sell My Home?

When it comes to your primary residence, there are certain requirements that must be met to avoid Capital Gains.

Delaware real estate broker, Kathy Sperl-Bell of Active Adults Realty shares with you the truth about Capital Gains taxes and under what conditions you should expect to pay them when you sell your [...]

How Does Delaware's State Income Tax Compare to Surrounding States?

Delaware may lead the way in lower taxes compared to surrounding states in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Low taxes may not be the only reason to relocate to Delaware, but they sure make it easier. Real estate broker Kathy Sperl-Bell of Active Adults Realty in Delaware answers a question from a newsletter reader, Lewis Grower. He asks: How do [...]

Should I Buy a Car Before Or After I Relocate To Delaware?

You may want to think twice before buying your car prior to moving unless you like paying more in taxes.

Is it a good idea to buy a new car before you relocate to Delaware from another state? In this week's Ask The Broker, Kathy explains why you may want to wait and explores some myths and facts about Delaware [...]

Lower Delaware Taxes Attract Retirees from Surrounding High Tax States

Lower-Tax State Delaware Enables Citizens Laidback Lifestyles Away from Higher Tax Living

A lot of newcomers to Sussex County, Delaware, are coming here from the high-tax states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. These area transplants are fleeing the hustle and bustle seeking a more relaxed way of living and experiences. These [...]

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