DRS: Taxpayers Reminded Sandy Hook Workers State Assistance Payments Not Includable In Connecticut Taxable Income

Taxpayers Reminded Sandy Hook Workers State Assistance Payments Not Includable In Connecticut Taxable Income

For Immediate Release:
Monday, April 7, 2014

 

Hartford - In cooperation with the Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is sending a special reminder to taxpayers who received Sandy Hook Workers Assistance payments that the income is not taxable in Connecticut.

 

Special legislation in 2013 authorized payments to certain police, fire, emergency medical, educational, counseling, and other workers demonstrating physical or emotional harm as a result of the Sandy Hook shooting crisis.

 

Said DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivan, “Governor Malloy wants to be sure those workers who stepped up during the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are able to receive the full benefit of state assistance payments.  One important benefit is exclusion of these payments from adjusted gross income for state income tax purposes.

 

DRS is advising the eligible income taxpayers how to adjust taxable income when filing.  Taxpayers who already filed but forgot to exclude this income will be advised to file amended returns and receive any refund due because of this state income modification.”

 

Sandy Hook Workers Assistance payments cannot be excluded from income for federal income tax purposes.

 

Media calls should be directed to the communications office at (860) 297-5610 or emailed to sarah.kaufman@po.state.ct.us.

 

Questions may be directed to the Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services by calling
(860) 263-2760.

 

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Content Last Modified on 4/7/2014 2:45:12 PM