2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program Ending November 30th. More Info

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2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program


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 promote the general welfare of Delawareans emerging from the Covid pandemic and facing higher prices at the grocery store and gas pump.

In May of 2022, the Delaware Department of Finance began issuing one-time payments of $300 to individuals who had already filed their 2020 Delaware resident personal income taxes by the due date. Throughout the Summer and early fall, over 780,000 payments were made to adult residents who timely filed 2021 tax returns and to other individuals, age 18 and older identified via other State agency data.

Beginning November 1, 2022, adult Delawareans who were over age 18 and living in the state on December 31, 2021, and who have not previously received a 2022 Relief Rebate may apply online. Applicants are advised that the period to apply is 30 days long and closes on November 30, 2022. Applicants must have a valid Social Security Number, a Delaware residential mailing address, either an active driver’s license that was issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles on or before December 31, 2021 or an active identification card that was issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles on or before December 31, 2021, and meet other verification standards. No qualifying applicant will receive a Relief Rebate until after the application period has closed and all applications have been reviewed. Successful completion of an application does not guarantee payment of a Relief Rebate. For additional requirements for payments to applicants, see the rebate requirements below.

 

View House Bill 360

 

Apply or Check Your Status

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.

 

Apply or Check Your Rebate Status

 

Rebate Requirements

View information about Rebate Requirements for Applicants as well as information on Direct Payments.

 

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

More than 780,000 Relief Rebates issued to Delaware residents who were age 18 and older who either filed 2020 and 2021 Delaware resident personal income tax returns and or were 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.

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November 1 – November 30, 2022

Beginning November 1, 2022, adult Delawareans living in the State on December 31, 2021 and, who have not previously received a 2022 Relief Rebate, may apply online. The 2022 Relief Rebate Application closes at 11:59pm on November 30, 2022. After November 30, 2022, the application period ends and no further applications will be accepted.

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.

Relief Rebates began being issued in May 2022. Over 780,000 Delaware Relief Rebates were issued to qualifying Delawareans throughout the summer and early fall. Adult residents who were not issued a direct payment by the State will have an opportunity to apply for a rebate. Applicants must have a valid Social Security Number, a Delaware residential mailing address, either an active driver’s license that was issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles on or before December 31, 2021, or an active identification card that was issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles on or before December 31, 2021, and meet other verification standards

Individuals who were issued a rebate but have not yet received it may inquire about their status via website lookup or by contacting Division of Revenue Public Service at 302-577-8200 (Select option 1 for 2022 Delaware Rebate Information).

The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate is $300.
You may look up the status of your rebate at Check Your Rebate Status. If you qualify but were not issued a Relief Rebate by November 1, 2022, and you were over age 18 and living in the state on December 31, 2021, you may apply for one beginning November 1, 2022. Applicants must have an active Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles issued ID or driver’s license issued on or before 12/31/21, a valid Social Security Number, a Delaware residential mailing address, and meet other verification standards.
No qualifying applicant will receive a Relief Rebate payment until after the application period has closed on November 30th and all applications have been reviewed. Successful completion of an application does not guarantee payment of a Relief Rebate.
Checks were issued to over 780,000 taxpayers starting in May of 2022. If you qualify but were not issued a Relief Rebate by November 1, 2022, and on December 31, 2021 you were age 18 or older and living in the State, you may apply online for one. Applicants must have a valid Social Security Number, a Delaware residential mailing address, either an active driver’s license that was issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles on or before December 31, 2021, or an active identification card that was issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles on or before December 31, 2021 and meet other verification standards.

Internet access is often available for free at local public libraries.  The Rebate application will also work on a mobile device.  If no form of internet access is available, during working hours throughout the application period citizens may call (302) 577-8200 (Select option 1 for 2022 Delaware Rebate Information).
If you were issued a Relief Rebate that you have not received, please contact Public Service at (302) 577-8200 (Select option 1 for 2022 Delaware Rebate Information). If you were not yet issued a Relief Rebate, you may apply for one beginning November 1, 2022. Your application will allow you to provide your correct Delaware residential mailing address.
No. The initial mailing of the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate was available only to those residents who had already filed their 2020 Delaware resident personal income tax return.
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.  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.
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.
No. Individuals residents applying for the Delaware Relief Rebate must apply online.
Qualified individuals may apply for the Relief Rebate from November 1, 2022, through November 30, 2022. Successful completion of an application does not guarantee payment of a Relief Rebate.

You can check your rebate status on the link above.

No qualifying applicant will receive a Relief Rebate payment until after the application period has closed and all applications have been reviewed. Successful completion of an application does not guarantee payment of a Relief Rebate.

 

 

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 were 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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