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03/20/2020

Filing and Payment Deadline Extended for Connecticut Income Tax Returns

Connecticut Personal Income Tax Returns: Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

(Hartford, CT) - At the direction of Gov. Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is providing relief to Connecticut taxpayers. Consistent with Gov. Lamont’s COVID-19 emergency declarations, DRS is extending the filing and payment deadline for personal income tax returns 90 days, to July 15, 2020. The extension also applies to Connecticut estimated income tax payments for the first and second quarters of 2020.

Acting DRS Commissioner John Biello is exercising this authority under Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-2.

This extension for Connecticut personal income tax return filing and payment aligns with the U.S. Treasury’s announcement earlier Friday, where it indicated federal income tax filings and payments would be extended until July 15, 2020.

“DRS understands the challenges the COVID-19 outbreak has brought workers and families in Connecticut; this extension is designed to offer taxpayers some additional time to file and submit their state income tax payments, if needed,” said Acting Commissioner Biello. “Taxpayers are encouraged to visit the DRS website, where additional updates will be posted.”

Connecticut taxpayers who are owed a refund may still file with DRS. The easiest way to file - and the fastest way to receive a refund - is through online filing, including via the DRS online Taxpayer Service Center, which is easy, secure, and free to use. Since Connecticut’s personal income tax return begins with federal Adjusted Gross Income, it is often beneficial to complete one’s federal income tax return first.

DRS Website: https://portal.ct.gov/DRS

DRS E-mail: drs@po.state.ct.us

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March 20, 2020

 


Contact: Jim Polites
Email:  james.polites@po.state.ct.us
Phone:  860-297-5606