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Low-Tax Living

Have you discovered tax-friendly Delaware? For retirees who want to remain in the northeastern U.S., Delaware offers an affordable cost of living—especially in comparison to nearby states. When you live at Whispering Woods, you’ll enjoy shopping with no sales tax, low property taxes and so much more. Move now and start saving at the best place to retire in Delaware!

6 Low-Cost Reasons to Retire in Delaware


No inheritance tax

Delaware does not impose a tax on the assets inherited from a deceased person.


Social Security benefits not taxed

There is no Delaware tax on social security benefits for state residents.


No state or local sales tax

There is no sales tax in Delaware, which means no in-state purchases are subject to tax.


No personal property tax

Delaware also does not have any personal property tax.


Low property taxes

There may be county-level real estate property taxes, but they’re very low compared to other states.


Income excluded from tax

While the amount of your pension and 401K income that is taxable for federal purposes is also taxable in Delaware, if you are 60 years of age or older, you are are entitled to a pension exclusion of up to $12,500 or the amount of the pension and eligible retirement income.

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