A Compilation of New Taxes

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Here’s a compilation of some of the many tax changes offered by Governor Lamont in his plan and by legislative Democrats through a recent Finance Committee vote. It remains to be seen which of these ideas will end up in a final budget plan to be voted on by the General Assembly’s full membership.

  • A new 2% Tax on Capital Gains
  • Property Tax Credit – Removed Scheduled Expansion
  • Tax for Rideshare
  • Increase in Sales Tax on Meals
  • 10% Tax Increase on Alcohol
  • Increase Tax rate on Movies 6% to 6.35%
  • Eliminate 5 year, $500 credit for STEM college graduates
  • Tax interior design services
  • Tax dry-cleaning and laundry services, incl. coin-operated
  • Tax parking
  • Tax on digital downloads from 1.0% to standard 6.35% rate
  • Tax Safety apparel
  • Maintain current 10% business surcharge set to expire in tax year 2019
  • Tax E-Cigarettes liquid at 75% wholesale
  • Increase Minimum Markup on Cigarettes
  • Increased Sales due to Ecig Excise
  • Maintain Hospital User Fee at FY 2019 level of $900 million
  • Implement recommendation of ambulatory surgical center tax study
  • Surcharge on Plastic Bags of 10 cents
  • Increase annual filing fee for LLC’s and LLP’s from $20 to $100
  • Eliminate increased exemption for social security income
  • Eliminate exemption for pension and annuity income
  • Eliminate the sales tax free week
  • Tax legal services
  • Tax on accounting services
  • Tax on architectural services
  • Tax on engineering services
  • Tax on real estate activities and agents/brokers
  • Tax on veterinary services
  • Tax on barber shops and beauty salons
  • Tax on massage therapists and electrology services
  • Tax on sports/recreation instruction and industries
  • Tax on horse boarding and training
  • Tax on travel arrangement and scenic transportation
  • Tax on services to buildings and dwellings
  • Tax on waste collection
  • Tax on Renovation and repair of residential property
  • Tax on Repair or maintenance of vessels
  • Tax on Winter boat storage
  • Tax on Increase tax on boats from 2.99% to standard 6.35% rate
  • Tax Increase hotel occupancy tax from 15% to 17%
  • Tax on Trade-ins for vehicles
  • Tax on Non-prescription drugs
  • Tax on Text books, college & professional schools
  • Tax on Newspapers and magazines
  • Tax on Connecticut credit unions
  • Tax on Campground rentals
  • Tax on Bicycle helmets
  • Tax on child car seats
  • Tax on vegetable seeds
  • A new 25 cent deposit on wine and liquor glass bottles
  • A new Add 5 cent bottle deposit to nips