For Immediate Release: Friday, May 31, 2013
Hartford – The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) today announced the launch of a new filing platform that allows the state to accept Connecticut Corporation Business Tax Returns electronically. Filing paper returns for corporation taxes can require 100 pages or more.
Said Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, “Our goal is to move more and more to paperless processes. It’s easier for taxpayers, more secure, faster and far less costly in terms of operational costs for the state. I am pleased that we are taking this next step and responding to tax practitioners and business taxpayers in this way. Our new Modernized E-file platform enables corporation income taxpayers to avoid the hassle of voluminous paper filings, just as our system already does for personal income tax returns.”
Modernized E-file is a cooperative project with the Internal Revenue Service. It includes partnership, corporation income, and trust & estate returns. The program enables federal and state tax departments to accept software-prepared tax returns by electronic transmission.
Said Commissioner Sullivan, “One of the other benefits of electronic filing is that preparers can confirm whether DRS has received a return. The return is also processed more quickly since it does not have to be scanned or manually entered into our system. This is yet another example of how state agencies have followed Governor Malloy’s lead. State government is taking steps to manage smarter and be more efficient.”
DRS began accepting partnership returns in 2012. The Department will next now focus on accepting trust & estate returns by E-file in 2014.
For more information about Connecticut state taxes, visit the DRS website at www.ct.gov/DRS.
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