September 03, 2011
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Extends Certain Tax Return Filing Deadlines
In order to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene, on August 29, 2011, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services ("DRS") issued guidance extending the August 31, 2011 filing deadline for certain tax returns to September 7, 2011.
Automatic filing extensions have been granted to taxpayers in areas subject to Federal or state declarations of emergency/disaster for filings including:
- Corporation business tax;
- Sales and use tax;
- Business use tax;
- Room occupancy tax;
- Admission and dues tax;
- Alcoholic beverage tax;
- Tourism surcharge;
- Weekly income tax withholding; and
- Gift and estate tax.
Those taxpayers taking advantage of the extended filing deadlines will need to initiate electronic funds transfer by 4 p.m. on September 6, 2011. Further, electronic returns must be filed and paper returns must be post-marked by midnight, September 7, 2011, to be considered timely.
Additional information can be obtained through the state's Taxpayer Services hotline at 860-297-5962.
In addition, Governor Malloy and the Department of Economic and Community Development have created a business loan and grant assistance program to help companies impacted by the storms. For further information about this program, see www.DECD.org.
If you have any questions regarding the requirements in the State of Connecticut, please contact a Marcum SALT advisor listed below.