State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
Tool | November 2021

Delaware State Tax Guide for Middle-Class Families

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families.


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Delaware's income tax is relatively high, with the state's top income tax rate of 6.6% hitting anyone with more than $60,000 of taxable income. However, sales taxes can't get any lower than they are in The First State – because there are none. So, you can shop 'til you drop in Delaware without paying a single penny of sales tax on your purchases. Also, when it comes to property taxes, Delaware has the sixth-lowest median property tax rate in the nation.

Income Tax Range

Low: 2.2% (on taxable income from $2,001 to $5,000)

High:High: 6.6% (on taxable income above $60,000)

Wilmington also imposes a city tax on wages.

Sales Tax

No state or local sales tax.

Real Property Taxes

In Delaware, the median property tax rate is $568 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 23¢ per gallon.
Diesel: 22¢ per gallon.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $2.10 per pack
Snuff: $0.92 per ounce
All other tobacco products: 30% of the wholesale price
Vapor products: $0.05 per ml

Beer: $0.26 per gallon
Wine: $1.63 per gallon
Liquor: $4.50 per gallon

Annual Car Taxes and Fees

No annual vehicle tax or fee is imposed.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.