Delaware’s Sussex County gives BACK tax money

Sussex County is doing the unthinkable and giving back property tax money.  Officials say they don’t need all they collected.

There is a catch.  You won’t see it until next summer and it will be listed as a credit on your 2012 tax bill which will come next June.

The County Council believes it will have $1.3 million surplus from this fiscal year.  The council voted to allocate $136,000 in various projects.  They are also required to put another 10% of that surplus into a land preservation fund.  The remainder will be used as the tax credit.

Council leaders didn’t give an estimate on how big a credit residents might see, but Councilman Vance Phllips, who proposed the rebate, said “taxpayers know how to spend their money better than governments do.”

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