As followers of this blog know, and as explained in our 2018 Connecticut Tax Law Update, Connecticut imposes sales tax economic nexus.

In Connecticut, the definitions of the terms “engaged in business in the state” and “retailer” have been modified so as to now subject to Connecticut taxing jurisdiction, to the extent not prohibited

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 attorney Louis Schatz will present the topic, Recent Connecticut Tax Law Developments, on Thursday November 15th at The 2018 Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium.

Each year, more than 700 practicing tax professionals gather to network, update their knowledge, solve tax questions with peers and the IRS, renew friendships and visit with current

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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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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Effective January 1, 2018, each payer of pension and annuity distributions, including distributions from an employer pension, an annuity, or similar instrument or plan, will be required to deduct and withhold Connecticut income tax from the taxable portion of such distributions if the payer (i) maintains an office or transacts business in Connecticut, and (ii) makes payment of any amount taxable in Connecticut to a resident individual.
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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,