Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group is well known for its extensive experience in the area of state and local taxes (SALT), including advising clients on Connecticut sales and use, corporate and personal income tax matters, developing state tax legislation and policy, and counseling clients on the impact of SALT on a wide variety of transactional matters and employee benefit matters.

Our Tax attorneys regularly handle issues relating to the Connecticut corporation business tax, sales and use tax, individual income tax, insurance premium tax, real estate conveyance and controlling interest transfer taxes, utility and excise taxes, and the municipal property tax. In addition, members of our State and Local Tax practice are frequently called upon to draft state tax laws and legislation, and have chaired and served on committees appointed by the Connecticut General Assembly and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. When Connecticut tax controversies arise, our attorneys are frequently called upon to represent clients at the audit and appellate levels within the Department of Revenue Services, and also represent clients involved in Connecticut tax litigation.

Our Employee Benefits attorneys represent public and private sector employees in addressing state and local tax issues in the design and administration of compensation and benefits plans, including tax-qualified retirement plans, executive deferred compensation arrangements, and employee bonus plans.