For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
State Extensions Intended to Mirror Certain Federal Extensions
Hartford Following the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Connecticut and filing and tax payment extensions announced by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced additional state extensions that mirror certain federal extensions.
DRS Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mooney said, On September 6, the IRS announced tax relief for victims of Tropical Storm Irene in Connecticut. Specifically, the IRS extended certain filing and payment deadlines falling on or after August 27 and on or before October 31 to October 31, 2011. Because certain Connecticut state tax returns are tied directly to federal tax returns impacted by the recently announced extensions, DRS will extend the filing and payment dates for these state tax returns to correspond to the federal extensions.
The dues dates for all applicable estimates, extensions and returns originally due on or after August 27 and on or before October 31, have been extended to October 31, 2011. Payments by electronic funds transfer must be initiated no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 28 to be considered timely.
The tax types granted filing and payment extensions to October 31 are:
- Connecticut Individual Income Tax: CT-1040 series
- Connecticut Corporation Business Tax: CT-1120 series
- Connecticut Income Tax for Trusts and Estates: CT-1041 series
- Connecticut Composite Income Tax: CT-1065/1120SI
- Connecticut Unrelated Business Income Tax: CT-990T series
Deputy Commissioner Mooney said the previously announced filing extension of September 13, 2011 remains in effect for the following Connecticut taxes:
- Sales and use tax,
- Business use tax,
- Room occupancy tax,
- Admission and dues tax,
- Alcoholic beverage tax,
- Tourism surcharge,
- Weekly income tax withholding,
- Gift and Estate
Please note that for those filings now due September 13, 2011, they must be mailed and postmarked by midnight on September 13, 2011. Payments by electronic funds transfer must be initiated no later than
4:30 p.m. on September 12 to be considered timely.
DRS Deputy Commissioner Mooney encourages taxpayers who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Irene and are unable to comply with their tax obligations to contact DRS for assistance.
For information about various tax matters, visit the DRS website at www.ct.gov/DRS. Customer service callers should dial (800) 382-9463 (within Connecticut, but outside the Greater Hartford area) or (860) 297-5962 (from anywhere).
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