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State officials see uptick in overstated income on tax forms

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Division of Revenue officials have noted an uptick in Delaware returns reporting overstated Delaware income tax withholding.

“We are reviewing all returns that have overstated withholding, and they may be treated as fraudulent returns,” said Division of Revenue Director Jennifer R. Hudson, Esq.

The appropriate amount to report is limited to the total in Box 17 of the W-2 form provided by your employer (or the sum of those amounts if you have multiple employers), plus any state income tax withholding reported on a Form 1099-R.

The Division will treat higher-than-usual amounts with suspicion. That means these returns will be pulled for review, extending the length of time required to process your return ““ and potentially delaying your refund.

If you have questions about the appropriate amounts to report, please contact the Division of Revenue Public Service area at 302-577-8200, or 1-800-292-7826.

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