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Old 06-23-2010, 04:53 AM
 
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Good morning everyone,

So, we were very limited on time so we didn't have an opportunity to drive around a lot, we came from Lancaster, PA because that's where my GPS took us, and when we got to DE the sign read: "the tax free state"? or something similar....can someone explain that? meaning that you don't do your taxes there? is it like duty free? I am sorry for sounding retarded about it, I just didn't get that....

We drove through Newark's main street...and out back to 95...so my question is this, in respect to main street, which way was Belden? or other communities alike?

Also, where would someone find a property to rent that is a 3/2 with den or 4/2 but with a nice yard in a good school district? I checked realtor.com and not much shows up, I take that as a good sign, unless I'm missing something.

Thank you,

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Old 06-23-2010, 05:18 AM
 
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There is no general sales tax for items purchased throughout the state, with a few exceptions, i.e. cars, cigarettes, beer/wine/liquor and hotel accomodations.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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And the tax on cars isn't legally considered a sales tax; it's a property transfer fee, as on real estate transactions here. However, a rose by any other name...

The absence of sales tax here means I rarely do shopping anymore when out of state, unless I genuinely can't get something here or need to buy an emergency piece of clothing. DE lures loads of people from MD and PA especially to do their shopping here; also from places farther away, especially when people are vacationing at the beaches here. The tax-free situation here is one of the nicest things about living in DE, IMO.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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Ok, Thank you for explaining that, so that means that at the beginning of the year, between Jan and April 15 you don't do taxes? and get a tax return? right?
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:49 AM
 
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Ok, Thank you for explaining that, so that means that at the beginning of the year, between Jan and April 15 you don't do taxes? and get a tax return? right?
Sales tax is one thing. There is no state sales tax as described in previous posts.

Income tax is something else. Delaware residents do pay income taxes on earned income, with a number of exemptions depending on age and other factors.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:51 AM
 
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The absence of sales tax here means I rarely do shopping anymore when out of state, unless I genuinely can't get something here or need to buy an emergency piece of clothing. DE lures loads of people from MD and PA especially to do their shopping here; also from places farther away, especially when people are vacationing at the beaches here. The tax-free situation here is one of the nicest things about living in DE, IMO.
And I do something similar. Instead of buying in New York and paying 8.375% tax on items (slightly less on clothing), if it can wait, I do my shopping in Delaware. I've already got a shopping list ready for my next trip in August.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:29 AM
 
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People from NJ and NYC come by busloads - literally - (Christiana mall has bus parking lot) between Thanksgiving day and Xmas to save on sales tax.

As to no filing of tax return - not true - there is a state income tax for which one has to file a tax return, sorry to tell you.

And without somewhat of a budget number for rent it is hard to say what is available and where -
it will be important to know if any small children or pets included because that will determine acceptable or unacceptable areas.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Yes, as others have said, you do pay income taxes. So, you file taxes, due April 15.

There is no sales tax (with few exceptions).

There is also property tax.

And stores' parking lots are always full of cars with plates from PA, NJ, and MD because people come to avoid sales tax. Even as far south as Middletown.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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I was hoping you file taxes, we usually use that return to pay bills or travel.....LOLOL.....I was just confused by that "no tax" thing...as you can tell I am not familiar with this "tax" thing at all, my hubby is the expert there....


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And without somewhat of a budget number for rent it is hard to say what is available and where -
it will be important to know if any small children or pets included because that will determine acceptable or unacceptable areas.
On this, NO PETS, just us and 3 kids, 2 elementary school aged, and my son who has speech delay so he needs special ed kindergarten etc and baby...but looking to downsize considerably, so a 1400sqf to 1600sqf would be MORE than enough....rent should not be over $1400/$1500, we are pro renters but have been renting the same property from the same person for several years, made it easy on both us, and the owners not having to keep switching ppl and take risks as to what "kind" of ppl they rent too.....been lucky with this so far, hope we can continue, have great refs.
safe in general...we want out kids to have fenced yard so they can play outside. That is a MUST.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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We have several people come and stay at hotels on Thanksgiving night so they are there for the start of Black Friday at the Rehoboth Outlets.
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