When Connecticut enacted legislation in 2017 to become a mandatory withholding state, effective January 1, 2018, for Connecticut residents receiving pension, 401(k), IRA or annuity distributions, few would have imagined the difficulty residents and payers would have understanding the new rules, including how the exception from withholding would apply for rollover distributions. Nor would many

In 2016, the Connecticut General Assembly created the Connecticut Retirement Security Exchange, to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of an individual retirement account (“IRA”) program for Connecticut employees whose employers do not provide their own retirement plans. Under the program, private Connecticut employers, whether for profit or not-for-profit, who have five or more employees would

For years now, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS), the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have been targeting Connecticut employers for worker misclassification audits. When a misclassification is discovered, these government entities can share information about employers who have misclassified employees as independent contractors. Thus, when one of

Shipman & Goodwin attorney Louis Schatz authored the article Connecticut’s Response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Part I) for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants online tax publication, Tax Stringer.  An excerpt from the article is provided below.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)

While aspects of Connecticut’s income tax have received attention recently, somewhat lost in the conversation is the increase in the Connecticut estate and gift tax exemptions in 2019 and the planned increase in those exemptions over the next several years. Legislation passed during the 2018 session of the Connecticut General Assembly increased the exemption for

The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 introduced a new community redevelopment program intended to encourage investment in certain low-income communities across the country by sparking economic development and job growth within these communities.  In certain circumstances, a taxpayer may invest capital gains from a sale or exchange into a qualified opportunity fund

The IRS recently released two notices to provide guidance for tax-exempt organizations about how to comply with the new provision that they treat employer-provided parking and qualified transportation fringe benefits as unrelated business taxable income (“UBTI”).

This unprecedented treatment of expenses as income created substantial uncertainty about how to calculate the UBTI from the parking

Many businesses and investors may be positioned to pursue a unique investment opportunity through the Qualified Opportunity Zones program, which offers significant tax incentives for eligible funds aimed at projects in economically distressed urban and rural communities.

Join Shipman & Goodwin attorneys for this complimentary webinar as they provide an overview of the new program’s

Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Alan Lieberman and Robert Day III will be speakers at CTCPA’s State Tax 360° Conference.

Alan and Stephen LaRosa of Alexion Pharmaceuticals will present the Legislative Update session.  Robert will present the session State Tax Implications of the Federal Tax Reform also with Stephen LaRosa.

For more information or to register,