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www.ctcpas.org
U
.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
(D-Conn.) recently joined
Connecticut business and
CPA profession leaders in calling for
passage of legislation to simplify and
standardize state income tax collection
for employees who travel out of state.
Blumenthal is among 51 Senate
sponsors of the Mobile Workforce
State Income Tax Simplification Act
of 2015 (S. 386), bipartisan legislation
that would bar states from taxing
workers who spend fewer than 30 days
performing duties in that state.
At an event in Hartford in October,
Blumenthal was joined by officials
including CTCPA Public Affairs
Director Mark Zampino, The Hartford
Chief Human Resources Officer
Marty Gervasi, and then-Connecticut
Business and Industry Association Vice
President of Government and Public
Affairs and General Counsel Bonnie
Stewart, who has been appointed
CTCPA's next executive director.
Connecticut-based employees are
required to file income tax returns
even if they spend just a few days
performing duties in another state an
unfair system that penalizes workers
and businesses, and threatens to stifle
innovation and collaboration.
"We believe the 30-day threshold is
fair, consistent, and predictable, and
those are the three basic components
of sound tax policy," Mark remarked,
"so we thank Senator Blumenthal for his
strong leadership on tax simplification."
Stressing that travel is a vital part of our
business economy "something we
should support, not stifle through arbi-
trary and conflicting state tax policies,"
Senator Blumenthal explained that
"workers who meet with clients, ven-
dors, or colleagues out of state should
not be required to file multiple state in-
come tax returns a waste of time and
money better spent growing jobs and
strengthening the local economy."
Connecticut
Organizations,
Blumenthal Advocate
for Passage of
Mobile Workforce
Legislation
(from left) U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, then-Connecticut Business and Industry Association
Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel Bonnie Stewart (who has
been appointed CTCPA's next executive director), The Hartford Chief Human Resources Officer
Marty Gervasi, and CTCPA Public Affairs Director Mark Zampino support the Mobile Workforce State
Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015 (S. 386) in Hartford.
The bipartisan legislation would bar states from taxing workers who
spend fewer than 30 days performing duties in that state.
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