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IRS Tax Information & Resources

Posted on January 25, 2022


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Free File available January 14

IRS Free File will open January 14 when participating providers will accept completed returns and hold them until they can be filed electronically with the IRS. Many commercial tax preparation software companies and tax professionals will also be accepting and preparing tax returns before January 24 to submit the returns when the IRS systems open.

The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds –

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2022 Major Issues Report

Posted on January 18, 2022


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The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its 2022 Major Issues report. OLR crafts this report annually to provide an overview of the major topics that the legislature is likely to take up. Of note are the sections addressing the pandemic (pg. 5), potential tax relief proposals (pg. 9), and juvenile justice (pg. 13).

To read the report, you can click here.

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The Gathering Place Receives Donation from Spectrum

Posted on December 21, 2021


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TORRINGTON, Conn. – “The Gathering Place” received a $1,000 donation from Spectrum to support its programming and services. The ceremony was held on Friday, December 17, with the presentation of the check to “The Gathering Place.” State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) participated in the community event.

New Beginnings, a non-profit, is the sponsoring organization of The “Gathering Place” – a drop in center for the homeless. The “Gathering Place” services as the local point of entry for all homeless,

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Case Calls for Greater COVID-Related Transparency

Posted on December 15, 2021


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HARTFORD – According to State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) the governor and his team plan on instituting a ‘digital medical passport’ program – like the one that has been implemented in Connecticut’s neighboring state of New York. The details for Connecticut’s program, however, have been kept tightly to the governor’s vest, out of the view of the public, with no legislative input or oversight regarding its rollout. According to Case, this is a major cause for concern for residents of the Northwest Corner

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Case Earns Perfect Voting Record in 2021

Posted on December 10, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) has earned a perfect voting record for 2021’s regular and special legislative sessions, never missing a vote throughout the entire year. This also marks Case’s ninth consecutive session without missing a vote.

“My goal as state representative is to ensure the towns of the 63rd District, Winsted, Colebrook, Goshen, and Torrington, have a strong voice in Hartford,” Rep. Case said. “It is truly an honor to represent you and the great Northwest Corner

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Case Visits Winsted Senior Center

Posted on November 16, 2021


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WINSTED – State Rep. Jay Case recently visited the Winsted Senior Center to discuss legislation, approved earlier in the year, affecting seniors. Case discussed a range of topics, including action the legislature is taking to minimize fraud, increasing transportation options for Medicare patients, and the impact of a new tax structure being imposed on delivery trucks.

“Hosting these types of community updates is important so that residents can understand what’s going on in Hartford. The decisions

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2021 Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 2, 2021


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Hartford – The State of Connecticut has launched its 2021 Tax Amnesty program. To learn more about the program, you can visit GetRightCt.com. The program runs from November 1, 2021 through 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.

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State Reaches Settlement with Eversource

Posted on November 2, 2021


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The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently approved Eversource’s Settlement Agreement in response to an investigation into the company’s storm-related performance.

I’m encouraged by this news, and as we enter into the winter season I remain hopeful that Eversource will continue to improve their services and storm-related response moving forward.

The settlement agreement consists of the following elements:

  • $65 million in direct bill credits to Eversource customers to be distributed

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 12, 2021


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October is domestic violence awareness month. Advocacy efforts to decrease incidences of domestic violence have made a significantly positive impact on how the legislature has responded to this issue. Consequently, the state continues to make progress in curbing incidences of domestic violence.

Earlier in the year, I proudly supported a new law that expands the legal definition of ‘domestic violence’ to include coercive behavior. Too often, victims of domestic violence crimes feel trapped in a helpless

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New Laws Effective October First

Posted on October 4, 2021


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Several new laws will be taking effect Friday, October 1st. I have highlighted a handful of the changes to public policy below and I encourage you to review all the newly effective laws as they may have a direct impact on you, your family, or business.

You can access a complete list of them by clicking here.

October’s New Laws…

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

This new law was enacted to expand the definition of domestic violence to include coercive behavior. Additionally, the

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