2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program was signed on April 14, 2022. More Info

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About the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program

The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program was created by House Bill 360. This legislation created a “relief rebate,” which is a one-time direct payment of $300 per adult Delaware resident. This relief is intended to help Delawareans facing higher prices at the grocery store and gas pump.

In May of 2022, the Delaware Department of Finance issued one-time payment of $300 to individuals who have already filed their 2020 Delaware resident personal income taxes by the due date. Throughout the Summer, payments will be made to adult residents who timely filed 2021 tax returns and to other individuals, age 18 and older identified via other State agency data. At this time, residents do not have to take additional action to receive the $300 check.

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Timeline

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April 14, 2022

Governor Carney signed into law House Bill 360. This legislation created the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program.

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May 2022 – Summer 2022

Individuals who have already filed 2020 and 2021 Delaware resident personal income tax returns and Delaware residents age 18 and older identified via State agency data.

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By October 17, 2022

The Department of Finance will develop a pathway for qualifying adult Delaware residents who did not file a 2020 Delaware tax return to receive a rebate. Additional information will be announced as it is becomes available.

 

 

Check the Status of your Rebate

You can look up the status of your rebate using our online tool. Please note, you will need to enter your social security number and other identifying information to inquire about your rebate status.

 

Check your Rebate Status

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

On April 14, 2022 the General Assembly passed House Bill 360, creating the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program. On April 14, 2022 , Governor Carney signed the Rebate Program into law. The program provides economic relief in the form of a one-time $300 check to all individuals who have already filed their 2020 Delaware resident personal income taxes.

The program was developed in consideration of the economic hardships experienced by Delaware families as they emerge from a two-year pandemic and face generationally high grocery and energy costs.

All individuals who have already filed a Delaware resident personal income tax return will receive the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate. Adult residents age 18 and older as of December 31, 2021, are also eligible for the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate.

The first round of 2022 Delaware Relief Rebates were issued to over 600,000 Delaware taxpayers in May. Additional payments will be made to qualifying adult residents throughout the summer.
The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate is $300.
Your payment will be sent by mail to the most recent address on file with the Division of Revenue.
The first round of checks were issued to over 600,000 taxpayers in May of 2022. This website will be updated with the issuance dates checks are issued. If you have already filed your 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return and do not receive your 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate three weeks after the date it was issued, please contact us via email at dor_rebate@delaware.gov or call 302-577-8200, Option 1.
If you have not already filed a 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return, you were not in the first round of rebates issued in May.  Additional rebate payments will be issued to adult individuals who timely filed 2021 tax returns and to other individuals, age 18 and older identified via other State agency data.

House Bill 360 authorized the Secretary of Finance to work with other state agencies over the next six months to develop a pathway for each adult Delaware resident who did not file a 2020 Delaware tax return to receive a rebate. These provisions are also conditioned on future appropriations not yet made by the General Assembly. This website and related FAQs will be updated as more information becomes available.

No action is immediately necessary. If you have already filed your 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return and do not receive your 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate three weeks after the date it was issued, please contact us via email at dor_rebate@delaware.gov. The first round of checks were issued to over 600,000 taxpayers beginning on May 11th.  This website will be updated with the date the check was issued.
Not at this time. The Division of Revenue has automatically identified adult residents who have already filed their tax year 2020 and 2021 resident returns and has begun issuing rebates.
No. The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate is available only to those residents who have already filed their 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return. House Bill 360 authorized the Secretary of Finance to work with other state agencies over the next six months to develop a pathway for each adult Delaware resident who did not file a 2020 Delaware tax return to receive a rebate. These provisions are also conditioned on future appropriations not yet made by the General Assembly. This website and related FAQs will be updated as more information becomes available.
If you filed a resident return as a part-year resident and moved on or before December 31, 2020, you are not eligible to receive a 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate.
The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate is not subject to State of Delaware income tax. If you itemize deductions for federal income tax purposes, the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate may have an impact on your 2022 federal income tax. The Division of Revenue is unable to provide tax advice as it pertains to each unique taxpayer situation. Please contact your tax advisor if you have questions about your tax obligations.
No. The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate will not be offset for outstanding debts to Delaware or other government agencies.
No. This is a one-time rebate authorized by the General Assembly and Governor Carney to provide immediate relief from current economic conditions.
Each resident individual who filed a Delaware resident personal income tax return by the due date, including extensions, is eligible for the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate. Each resident spouse will be sent a check in their name.
No. A rebate recipient must be living at the time a credit is issued. Individual filers who have died since filing their 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return are not eligible for the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate. If you receive a check for a deceased family member that was issued in error, please return it to the Division of Revenue at PO Box 8600, Wilmington, DE 19899. Please note why the payment is being returned.

If your child filed a 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return by the due date, including extensions, whether they were claimed as a dependent by you or not, they will receive the $300, 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate.  Individuals who did not file a 2020 resident personal income tax return must be age 18 and older as of December 31, 2021, to qualify.

 

 

If the above FAQs do not address your question, you may also contact the Division of Revenue about the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate by phone or email:

Contact Information

Website: de.gov/rebate

Email: dor_rebate@delaware.gov

Call: (302)-577-8200
(Select option 1 for 2022 Delaware Rebate information)

 

 

Message from the Governor

Fellow Delawareans,

Beginning May 2022, and throughout the summer, many Delawareans will be issued a $300 check from the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program. In light of a significant State budget surplus, the General Assembly approved this one-time rebate for each Delaware taxpayer, and I signed the legislation into law. I’d like to thank the General Assembly and State Treasurer Colleen Davis for making this rebate a priority.

Every taxpayer I talk to expects us to manage their money in a way that’s responsible and sustainable over the long term. The 2022 Delaware Rebate Program is part of a broader, responsible budget proposal that will invest in education, our economy, and our ​communities – while continuing to build our reserves to prepare Delaware for the future.

The last two years have been challenging for every Delaware family. But Delawareans have proven their resilience. Our hope is these direct payments will provide some measure of relief for you and your family. Thank you for everything you’re doing to move our state forward.

Sincerely,

Governor John Carney

 

Governor John Carney

 

 



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