DRS Information Request to Employers

Public Act 19-117, §385, established a Connecticut Payroll Tax Commission to study implementation of a payroll tax on employers. To inform the Commission’s work, DRS is required to gather certain data necessary to evaluate the potential impact of instituting a state payroll tax.

This week, DRS has sent two e-mails to certain employers – the first introduced the information request; the second includes a brief survey. For reference, both communications are below. Survey responses are due by October 1, 2019. DRS encourages participation from recipients, which will help ensure responses capture a representative cross-section of data.

Recipients have been sent the following e-mails:

DRS/CT Payroll Tax Commission - Communication #2 (e-mailed 8/15/2019)

Dear Taxpayer:

To inform the work of the Connecticut Payroll Tax Commission (see Public Act 19-117, §385), the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is required to gather certain data necessary to evaluate the potential impact of instituting a state payroll tax.

The first link below includes a brief survey with four questions about your business entity. DRS asks that you respond to this request for information at your earliest convenience, but no later than October 1, 2019. Your response will help ensure DRS captures a representative cross-section of data from Connecticut’s business community. Please note the Commission is prohibited from disclosing any taxpayer information that DRS is not otherwise authorized to disclose under state law.

Survey Questions

Should you wish to confirm that this e-mail and request originates from DRS, please visit the DRS website under Latest News.

More information: Connecticut Payroll Tax Commission

DRS/CT Payroll Tax Commission - Communication #1 (e-mailed 8/14/2019)

Dear Taxpayer:

Public Act 19-117, §385, established a Connecticut Payroll Tax Commission to study implementation of a payroll tax on employers. A payroll tax is a tax paid by employers based on the wages paid to their employees.

To inform the Commission’s work, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is required to gather certain data necessary to evaluate the potential impact of instituting a state payroll tax.

The purpose of this communication is to inform you that on Thursday, August 15, 2019, you will receive an e-mail from DRS that includes a brief survey, with four questions about your business entity. DRS asks that you respond to this request for information at your earliest convenience, but no later than October 1, 2019.

Your response will help ensure DRS captures a representative cross-section of data from Connecticut’s business community. Please note the Commission is prohibited from disclosing any taxpayer information that DRS is not otherwise authorized to disclose under state law.

More information: Connecticut Payroll Tax Commission