Connecticut Filing & Payment Deadlines for Sales Taxes Extended
The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that it is providing immediate tax relief to Connecticut small businesses.
What small business taxpayers qualify for this relief?
- Taxpayers that have $150,000 or less in annual Sales Tax liability qualify for an automatic extension of time to file and pay.
How does a taxpayer determine if it is a qualified small business?
- Taxpayers are required to utilize a calendar year look back period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Any taxpayer that reported $150,000 or less in tax during that period qualifies for the relief.
What returns are covered by this extension?
- For monthly Sales Tax filers: returns and payments due March 31, 2020, and April 30, 2020, are extended to May 31, 2020.
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DRS Extends Filing Deadline for Certain Business Tax Returns
An automatic extension of Connecticut filing deadlines for certain annual tax returns in order to support businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak effectively immediately.
On March 16, DRS extended by at least 30 days the filing deadlines for certain annual tax returns due on or after March 15, 2020, and before June 1, 2020, are In addition, the payments associated with these returns are also extended to the corresponding due date in June.
The impacted returns and the associated filing dates and payment deadlines are set forth below:
- 2019 Form CT-1065/CT-1120 SI Connecticut Pass-Though Entity Tax Return: Filing date extended to April 15, 2020; payment deadline extended to June 15, 2020
- 2019 Form CT-990T Connecticut Unrelated Business Income Tax Return: Filing date extended to June 15, 2020; payment deadline extended to June 15, 2020
- 2019 Form CT-1120 and CT-1120CU Connecticut Corporation Business Return: Filing date extended to June 15, 2020; payment deadline extended to June 15, 2020
State & Fed Income Tax Filing Delayed
The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has extending the filing and payment deadline for personal income tax returns 90 days, to July 15, 2020. The extension also applies to Connecticut estimated income tax payments for the first and second quarters of 2020.
This extension for Connecticut personal income tax return filing and payment aligns with the U.S. Treasury’s announcement, where it indicated federal income tax filings and payments would be extended until July 15, 2020.
Connecticut taxpayers who are owed a refund may still file with DRS. The easiest way to file – and the fastest way to receive a refund – is through online filing, including via the DRS online Taxpayer Service Center, which is easy, secure, and free to use.
DRS issues waiver of certain International Fuel Tax Agreement requirements
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has issued a temporary waiver of certain International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) credentialing rules to ensure the flow of critical goods –including medical and sanitary supplies, food, fuel, and other items of necessity – reach their destination in Connecticut without interruption.
The waiver applies to commercial motor vehicles based outside of Connecticut that transport emergency relief supplies into the state.
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