DE Revenue Officials See Increase in Overstating DE Withholding


Tax season is well underway – just over six weeks before federal taxes are due – and 2 months before Delaware State taxes are due.  Delaware revenue officials are seeing an uptick in Delaware returns that are reporting overstated Delaware income tax withholding.  They remind you that the report is limited to the total in Box 17 of your W-2 form that comes from your employers, plus any state income tax withholding reported on a Form 1099-R.  Officials are looking at all returns with overstated withholding – and say they may be treated a fraudulent returns.  That means an extended length of time to review and process your return – and a delay for any potential refund.