Opportunity Lost?  The New State Biennial Budget

Connecticut adopted a $46.4 billion budget for the two-year period that commenced July 1, 2021, reflecting a 2.6% spending increase for the first year and a 3.9% spending increase for the second year.  There is much to love and hate about the budget regardless of your political persuasion,

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

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (“ARPA”).  This Alert will summarize the significant tax and employee benefit provisions that are contained in ARPA.

Recovery Rebates to Individuals

ARPA enacted new Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) Section 6428B, which provides individuals with a $1,400 recovery rebate credit

Earlier this week the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year has been automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The IRS further announced that taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2021 to

On March 4, 2021, Governor Lamont signed H.B. 6516, An Act Mitigating Adverse Tax Consequences from Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19, and Concerning the Removal of Liens on the Property of Public Assistance Beneficiaries and a Three-Tired Grants in Lieu of Taxes Program.

This new law allows Connecticut residents to take credits for

Update: On March 1, 2021, H.B. 6516 passed the Senate by a 28 to 7 vote.  The Governor has indicated that he intends to sign the bill. We will follow H.B. 6516 and related bills as they make their way through the legislative process and will update when more information is available.

Update: On February

On January 19, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2021-10 (the “Notice”), which extends the relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) and their investors provided for by Notice 2020-39. Notice 2020-39 announced various extensions of deadlines for QOFs and their investors due to COVID-19 pandemic, each of which are discussed here.

A summary of the

On November 9, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-75 (the “Notice”), which announced that the IRS intends to issue proposed regulations to clarify that state and local income taxes (“SALT”) imposed on and paid by a partnership or an S corporation, such as Connecticut’s Pass-through Entity Tax,  are deductible by the partnership or S corporation

On June 5, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-39 (the “Notice”), which announces various extensions of deadlines for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) and their investors due to COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of the extensions that are set forth in the Notice are summarized below:

180-Day Investment Period

Generally, taxpayers must reinvestment capital gain in a

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