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Hartford Courant: Budget Vote Could Be Week of Sept. 11
Legislators are now targeting the week of Sept.11 for a possible vote to end the months-long state budget stalemate.
Connecticut Sales 'Tax-Free Week' in Its 17th Year
August means back-to-school shopping, and once again, many items of clothing and footwear can be purchased without paying Connecticut sales tax during “tax-tree week.” The event, now in its 17th year, runs during the third week in...
Planned Outage for all IRS e-Service users; Impact to State e-file/TDS applications
The IRS is in the final stages of a technology upgrade for e-Services that will greatly improve the look and feel of various applications. However, there will be some temporary use issues that will occur as we make this transition: 1. There will...
State Revenue Departments, Employers Adjust To Midyear Changes for Income Tax Rates
States facing budgetary shortfalls and political turmoil have to adjust - and seven states have made changes (some retroactive) that have left employers and revenue departments reeling.
IRS Security Summit Don’t Take the Bait, Step 5: Prevent Remote Access Takeover Attacks
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that their entire digital network could be at risk for remote takeover by cybercriminals. Such a takeover could lead to fraudulent tax filings...
CT Department of Revenue Services & IRS Warn of New Scam to Steal Tax Preparer Passwords
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan joined the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in warning tax preparers of last-minute phishing email scams, especially those requesting tax preparers to perform tax software...
CT News Junkie: Survey Finds Budget Situation Is Impacting Consumer Confidence
Connecticut residents are beginning to worry about how the lack of a state budget will impact their personal budgets, according to a survey by InformCT. The survey indicates that “it is possible the uncertainty of the state’s budget situation may...
Security Summit Alert: Tax Pros Warned of New Scam to Steal Their Passwords
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords. This sophisticated...
IRS Security Summit Don’t Take the Bait, Step 4: Defend against Ransomware
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals that ransomware attacks are on the rise worldwide as bad actors here and abroad infiltrate computer systems and hold sensitive data hostage. The...
CT News Junkie: Up Next? A $3.5 Billion Budget Deficit
With $1.57 billion in labor concessions in the rearview mirror, legislative leaders have pivoted to the remaining two-year, $3.5 billion budget deficit.