More than half a million Delaware residents to receive $300 payments this spring


Every Delaware resident who filed a 2020 tax return with the state is expected to receive $300 payments this spring to help them combat inflation. The checks will be sent to more than 600,000 Delawareans and will cost the state $186 million.

Leaders of the state General Assembly said the bill has support from both Democrats and Republicans and from Governor Carney. But legislation officially approving the payments is expected to be introduced and voted on when lawmakers return to the legislative session this month.

House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst said:

We've always been able to work across party lines for the betterment of our state. We here in Delaware are a little bit smaller state, and we work together to make sure that Delawareans are taken care of, and we work well with our colleagues across the aisle. Fortunately, the state has been blessed with a record surplus that has allowed us to make numerous investments in our infrastructure and environment. Now, we have the opportunity to invest in our residents and provide direct relief to every taxpayer in the state. These rebates are one way we can help offset residents’ recent hardships and ease the burden many are facing. I’m looking forward to a swift and strong passage of this proposal.

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