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Delaware State Tax Information

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Delaware Division of Revenue

Delaware Department of Labor

Withholding Requirements:
Register as an employer by filing Form CRA (Combined Registration Application for Business License and/or Withholding Agent).
Withholding Method = Formula
Supplemental Rate = Add to annualized regular wages, compute tax on total, and subtract tax from regular wages.

Local Taxes:
Wilmington Employee Rate (Earned Income Tax) - 1.25%

Employer License fee (head tax)-employers must pay $15 per month per employee in Wilmington (this is not withheld from the employees' wages)
401(k) subject to tax

Employer Rate - $10 per month per employee (in excess of five)

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):
Register as employer by filing Form UC-1 (Report to Determine Liability and If Liable Application for Employer Account Number).

Benefit wage ratio formula
Wage base is $16,500 for 2019, unchanged from 2018
Contribution rates range from 0.30% to 8.2% for 2019 
New employer rate is 1.6% to 8.2% for 2019
New construction employer rate is 2.5% for 2019

New nonconstruction employers is 1.5% for 2019
Rates include supplemental assessment of 0.20%
Training Tax Assessment is 0.095% for 2019.

State Disability Insurance (SDI):

State Labor Laws:
Minimum Wage - $8.75 as of Jan 1, 2019 (the hourly min wage is to rise to $9.25 effective 10-1-2019)

Maximum tip credit is $6.52, with a minimum was wage of $2.23 for 2019 (effectove 10-1-2019 the tip credit is to rise to $7.02).  Tip pooling is permitted (must be voluntary).  If more than one employee services a customer, the employer can require up to 15% of the tip be pooled.

Employees who are at least 18 during the first 90 consecutive days of work may be paid a training minimum waged of at least $8.25 an hour and employees who are younger than 18 may be paid a youth waged that is at least $8.25 and hour

Suminimum wage - employers may pay disabled workers, learners and apprectices less than the minimum wage with the permission of the Labor Department

Termination Pay - Fired/Quit - next regular payday.

New Hire Reporting:

Remit withholding for child support to:
All child support payments must be mailed to the appropriate PO Box listed below.

  1. Employers and Other State's IV-D Agencies Payments: DCSS, P.O. Box 12287, Wilmington, DE 19850
  2. Non-Custodial Parent/Obligor Payments: DCSS, P.O. Box 12831, Wilmington, DE 19850
  3. Other Special Payments: DCSS, P.O. Box 12811, Wilmington, DE 19850

iPayOnline is a NEW convenient, secure and easy way for individuals and employers to make child support payments. iPayOnline: a) Eliminates check writing, b) Enables employers to categorize employee cases/payments into organizational units/divisions, d) Enables tracking of pending payments, and f) Viewing of the payment history. To get started, users need to register online. Note: Employers must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). Upon successful registration, users will be able to submit a one time, or recurring, electronic child support payment (at no charge).

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