Connecticut to Build on Tax Amnesty, Enhance Collections
- May 7, 2014 | Gail Cole
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has announced a new program that will build upon the successful 2013 tax amnesty program, which garnered $193 million. The goal is to collect even more Connecticut tax revenue by expanding collections and reducing tax gaps.
DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivan said the program is about working smarter at DRS. The “new, focused collection initiative” as described in the state budget for fiscal year 2015 has two parts:
- Enhance collections from taxpayers who were not eligible for- or did not take advantage of- the 2013 tax amnesty. DRS will pursue non-filers and resolve “disputed tax shifting resulting from business transfer payments.”
- Close the tax gap “through expanded federal and interstate tax data matching, responsible person billing for businesses not remitting or not filing taxes, increased interagency data matching, expanded interagency tax clearances and offsets against state payments, and tax fraud reduction.”
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