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Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
In early July, a Connecticut budget provision was passed requiring that the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services establish a tax amnesty program. The program gives delinquent personal and business taxpayers a 2-month window to lower their interest payments and avoid prosecution.The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services will conduct tax amnesty from September 16, 2013 until November 15, 2013.
This is the fifth tax amnesty program run by the state in the last twenty years and will cover all state taxes except for motor carrier road taxes and is available for any taxable period ending on or before November 30, 2012.
Upon the filing of an amnesty application and payment of all tax and interest due, the Commissioner of Revenue Services may not collect any civil penalties and may not seek criminal prosecution for any period for which amnesty has been granted.
Amnesty is not available for
any person who:
- Is a party to any criminal investigation or criminal litigation pending
- Is already in a closing agreement with the Commissioner of Revenue Services
- Has made an offer of compromise that has been accepted by the Dept of Revenue
- Is a taxpayer who has agreed to a managed audit
Failure to pay all amounts due for the affected taxable period, will invalidate any amnesty granted. Taxpayers who are out of state but have nexus and were required to file in Connecticut but failed to, and are eligible for amnesty as well