The focus of the nation in 2020, including the State of Connecticut, was first and foremost on addressing the worldwide pandemic and the resulting social and economic turmoil.  From the state and local tax perspective, Connecticut, like the vast majority of states, extended deadlines for the filing of tax returns and the making of tax

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), which was signed into law last month by President Biden, brought about many changes as part of its $1.9 trillion legislation.  One significant impact of the ARPA was the expansion of eligibility for tax credits to certain governmental employers that voluntarily provide qualifying paid sick and family

In Announcement 2020(7) the Department of Revenue Services (“DRS”) announced that it was extending the time that a taxpayer has to file certain administrative protests with the DRS’s Appellate Division in response to a notice of assessment or a proposed disallowance of a claim for refund.  In addition, the DRS has extended the time that

On April 1, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont signed Executive Order No. 7S, which, among other things, provides property tax relief to certain taxpayers impacted by COVID-19.

Under the “Deferment Program,” from March 10, 2020 through July 1, 2020 each municipality will have the right to allow eligible taxpayers the ability to defer payments of tax

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  Among other things, the FFCRA requires employers with less than 500 employees to (i) provide up to 12 weeks of partially-paid leave to parent caregivers of minor children home as a result of COVID-19 related school

In a joint statement issued Friday by three State agencies, including the Department of Revenue Services, the agencies announced the temporary suspension, through May 15, 2020, of the ten-cent fee that became effective during the summer of 2019 on the distribution of each single-use plastic bag in Connecticut. The suspension of the fee

On June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed a $43.4 billion budget for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. The biennial budget addresses the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit for the period, but still increases spending by 1.7% in the 2020 fiscal year, and by 3.4% in the 2021 fiscal year. Although a letter dated

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.

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Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Alan E. Lieberman and Louis B. Schatz authored the article “2016 Survey of Connecticut Tax Law Developments” which was published in Connecticut Bar Journal. Coming off a tumultuous year in 2015, which involved significant tax increases, the Governor generally remained true to his pledge in 2016 not to increase Connecticut taxes,