Connecticut Taxes

Connecticut Tax Guide

Connecticut Income Tax

Before 2011, incomes in Connecticut were classified into three tax brackets which were charged income tax at 3 percent, 5 percent and 6.5 percent respectively.  On July 1, 2011 that changed and the state government introduced three more income tax slabs.  So now the tax rates are percent, 5 percent, 5.5 percent, 6 percent, 6.5 percent and 6.7 percent. 

According to the Connecticut tax guide, taxpayers have to fill in Form CT-1040. All forms are available on the website of the state’s revenue department.  The due date is April 15.  When this date falls on a holiday or a weekend, the deadline is extended up to the next business day.

Irrespective of where a Connecticut resident works, he is subject to Connecticut’s income tax rules.

Connecticut Sales Tax

In Connecticut, sales tax applies on retail sales, rentals and lease.  Earlier the tax rate was 6 percent.  This increased to 6.35 percent in 2011.  In the same year, luxury sales tax of 7 per cent was also introduced.  This is applicable on purchase of automobiles which are priced more than $50,000, boats which are priced more than $100,000, all kinds of jewelry priced at more than $5000, clothes and accessories such as umbrellas, wallets, handbags and footwear costing more than $1000.

Also, services like pet grooming, yoga instructions, storage of vehicles and boarding come under the sales tax ambit. There are certain products which are exempt from sales tax listed on the Connecticut revenue department’s website.

Local bodies cannot charge any additional sales tax.

Connecticut Real Estate and Personal Property Tax

According to the Connecticut tax guide, almost all real estate and personal property is taxed. The tax is collected by individual cities and towns.  Each town has a tax collector who needs to be approached for clearing any doubts.  Their contact details are available on the Connecticut government’s website.

Oct. 1 is the date of assessment for real estate.  For personal property owners (where the property is not a motor vehicle), November 1 is the deadline for filing declarations. 

Property owners, who qualify, can apply for a credit against their income tax liabilities subject to a maximum credit of $500.

No tax is levied on intangible personal property.

Connecticut Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax

According to the Connecticut tax guide, the estates valued at $3.5 million or above belonging to people who die after December 31, 2009 will be taxed.

The state does not have any inheritance tax. 

Connecticut taxpayers can file their returns electronically and also carry out income tax transactions, check the refund status and even update any personal information.

One can also see online the list of people who have defaulted on their taxes.

Prior Year CT-1040 Connecticut Individual Income Tax Forms

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Where to Mail FEDERAL IRS Tax Forms Within Connecticut:

IRS Form If You ARE NOT Enclosing a Payment, Use This Address: If You ARE Enclosing Payment, Use This Address:
1040: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO  64999-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-0008
1040A: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-0008
1040EZ: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-0008

Connecticut Tax Help

1-800-382-9463 (In-State)
or 860-297-5962

TDD/TT Users only call
860-297-4911