Tax Refunds Held Until Next Wednesday, February 15th


All personal income tax refunds are being held until next Wednesday, February 15th in order to protect Delaware taxpayer dollars against refund fraud. This year’s filing deadline for personal income tax is Monday, May 1st. Delaware’s Division of Revenue began processing 2022 individual income tax returns on January 23, 2023.

Additional Information from the Delaware Department of Finance–Division of Revenue:

For faster turnaround times, citizens are encouraged to file their taxes online at or through other electronic filing programs. Requesting refunds by direct deposit will also improve refund processing. 

Taxpayers should be aware that Delaware does not maintain reciprocity agreements with other states. It is important that anyone who worked in Delaware, but was not a Delaware resident, files a Delaware tax return. Delaware residents who work out-of-state are required to file returns with Delaware in addition to the state where they worked. By law, Delaware employees should receive their 2022 W-2 employment forms by January 31, 2023. Those who haven’t received a W-2 by January 31st should contact their employer.

For filing information and more, please visit