STATE WILL ALSO CONSIDER TAXPAYER HARDSHIP CLAIMS RELATED TO STORM SANDY
Connecticut tax deadlines remain extended through November 7th
In consultation with Governor Dannel Malloy, Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan today advised state taxpayers that the previously announced extension of state tax deadlines through the end of the business day on November 7, 2012 remains in place. State tax deadlines will not be affected by any IRS extensions for federal tax purposes.
However, Commissioner Sullivan also announced that Governor Malloy has asked the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) to provide a means for storm affected taxpayers to request hardship waivers on a case by case basis. Said Sullivan, “The IRS is looking at all the states impacted by Storm Sandy, especially New Jersey and New York. Based on storm impact, clean-up and restoration in Connecticut, our extended November 7th state deadline remains. Understanding that there may still be real hardships for some Connecticut taxpayers and tax preparers, as well as out of state preparers for Connecticut taxpayers, we will certainly consider any demonstrated hardships related to Storm Sandy that are brought to our attention.”
DRS will post a waiver form and additional information on its website next week. Taxpayers and practitioners are asked to check the website at www.ct.gov/DRS for updates.