State Auditor Releases Report On School Tax Collection & Agreed-Upon Procedures

Delaware State Auditor, School Taxes

Delaware State Auditor Thomas Wagner issued the annual “School Tax Collection and Debt Service Management Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagement” report for Fiscal Year 2014 on August 14th, 2015.

This includes all school districts.  What is interesting is the four school districts in and around the city of Wilmington.  Due to the restructuring of the former New Castle School District in 1981 into the current four school districts: Brandywine, Christina, Colonial and Red Clay Consolidated, the Delaware Department of Education actually allocates the taxes to the four school districts.  No big mystery or anything, but noteworthy!

House Bill 85: Better Hope You Paid Your School Taxes Or You May Not Get Your Full Tax Refund!

School Taxes

Delaware State Rep. Daniel Short introduced House Bill 85 yesterday.  This legislation would call for what’s known as a tax intercept if you did not pay your local school and property taxes.  This method of collection would have the funds come out of your tax refund check.  Currently, over $32 million is owed in tax arrears from citizens in Delaware over the last five years.

The legislation actually gives how much is owed to each school district in the state.