How to Improve State Tax Policy?

09.03.2015
Issues & Policies

What needs to be done to improve Connecticut’s state tax policy?

This month, employers have an excellent opportunity to offer their ideas to a state panel that’s specifically studying the issue. 

The State Tax Study Panel is evaluating the current state tax code and has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 4-8 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Co-chaired by former State Sen. William Nickerson and former State Rep. William Dyson, the panel is comprised of 13 other members consisting of accountants and experts in the fields of tax, economics and finance.

A report from the panel is due to the legislature by January 2016.

To meet that deadline, the panel is looking for specific ways to improve state tax policy. Subjects they’re looking for feedback on at the hearing include:

  • Sales and use tax
  • Estate and gift taxation
  • Personal income tax
  • Property tax
  • Tax exempt properties
  • PILOT
  • Business personal property taxation
  • Personal tangible property
  • Real estate conveyance and controlling interest transfers
  • Local option taxes

You can provide your ideas to the panel in person at the hearing, or send them to the panel electronically (in PDF format) to fintestimony@cga.ct.gov.

Click here for more information about how to testify.

For questions about the panel, or about testifying, contact CBIA’s Bonnie Stewart at 860.944.8788 or bonnie.stewart@cbia.com

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