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

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)

Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Alan Lieberman and Robert Day will summarize Connecticut tax legislation enacted, court decisions rendered and administrative guidance published by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services during 2018.

When: March 5, 2019
Where: Fairfield County Bar Association
970 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905

The 2018 session generated significant Connecticut tax

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

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,

Although the 2018 legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly ended with the adoption of bipartisan budget legislation, it was marked by a continued failure to conduct a more holistic review of the state’s sources of expense and revenue.  Such a review was invited by the 2015 report of the State Tax Panel and the more recent report of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, but there seemed to be little appetite for debate on the subject in this gubernatorial election year. 
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Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Alan Lieberman and Louis Schatz authored the article “2017 Survey of Connecticut Tax Law Developments” which was published in Connecticut Bar Journal. This survey summarizes Connecticut tax legislation enacted, court decisions rendered, and administrative guidance published by the DRS during 2017.

Click here to read the full article.

Connecticut Tax Developments is published by the State and Local Tax Practice as a service to clients and friends. The contents are intended for informational purposes only, and the advice of a competent professional is required to address any specific situation. Reproduction or redistribution is permitted only with attribution to the source.
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In a story in Bloomberg Tax (“Connecticut Mulls State, Local Tax Deduction Cap Workarounds”), Shipman & Goodwin attorney Louis B. Schatz discussed Connecticut’s proposed legislation for addressing the impact of the new federal tax law.

To read the full story, please click here.

Reproduced with permission. April 14, 2018 Copyright 2018 by the Bureau

Connecticut was the last state in the country to adopt a budget, more than 120 days after the commencement of the current fiscal year.  The biennial budget for the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 was the result of bipartisan negotiations between Democrat and Republican legislators, which largely excluded the participation of Governor Malloy. 
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