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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Revenue Services announced on March 30, 2020 that the March and April due date (and associated payment) for sales and use tax returns or room occupancy tax returns to be filed by taxpayers with $150,000 or less of annual tax liability has been extended to May

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

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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