STATE LAUNCHES TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Reduced Interest and No Penalties Offered through January 31, 2022
HARTFORD, Conn. / October 28, 2021 – Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Mark Boughton today announced the 2021 Tax Amnesty program offering individuals and businesses the opportunity to pay back taxes at a reduced interest rate and no penalties.
Tax Amnesty begins November 1, 2021 and ends January 31, 2022. The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution to those who have not filed, have under reported or have existing liabilities related to taxes owed to the State for any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020.
"We know the pandemic has been difficult but paying taxes is the responsibility of every individual and business and all of us must do our part,” said Commissioner Boughton. “Taxes allow the state to make transformational investments in areas like infrastructure, green spaces, education and affordable childcare and healthcare programs – all of which enhance and make our communities better. We are offering a limited time period for those who owe taxes to get right. Those who don’t resolve their tax obligations by January 31st will be subject to penalties and paying full interest, and could also face criminal prosecution.”
Taxpayers seeking amnesty can access all program information, including a link to myconneCT, the secure online payment portal, via the Tax Amnesty program website at GetRightCT.com. Beginning November 1, a public information campaign including television, out-of-home and digital ads will further inform the public about the program and encourage participation. Outreach is also being done to those with known existing liabilities and suspected non-filers, as well as to local chambers and tax service organizations to help inform and guide businesses and individuals through the process.
Tax Amnesty applications must be filed electronically and payment made in full by January 31, 2022. Once Tax Amnesty ends taxpayers will be liable for the full tax, penalty, and interest on any amount owed.
All taxes administered by the Connecticut DRS, except for Connecticut motor carrier road tax (IFTA), are eligible for Tax Amnesty.
“We encourage anyone who owes back taxes to take advantage of this opportunity,” added Commissioner Boughton. “This is your chance to get right with the State on any outstanding liabilities. If you’re unsure if you owe or how much you owe, reach out to the Department of Revenue Services and we’re happy to help.”
For more information about the program and application requirements, visit GetRightCT.com. Also, stay up to date on this and other programs and services offered by DRS on Facebook.com/CTDRS or Twitter.com/CTDRS.
About the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
The mission of the Department of Revenue Services is to instill public confidence in the integrity and fairness of tax collection; achieve the highest level of voluntary taxpayer compliance; continuously improve agency performance; contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the state; and provide a positive and professional workplace.
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