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Capitol Update 6.30.2020

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


School Reopening Guidelines

Last week, Governor Lamont announced a basic framework for reopening schools in the fall.  The State Department of Education (CSDE) issued more detailed guidance yesterday afternoon. For more details, click the button below:

School Reopening Guidelines

Plastic Bag Tax Returns July 1st

The state’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that the suspension of the plastic bag tax expires today, and that retailers should prepare to begin collecting the 10-cent per bag tax again tomorrow. The governor in late March suspended the tax during the pandemic response.

CT DRS Announcement

July 15th Tax Deadline

In mid-April, DRS extended filing and payment deadlines for some state tax returns in order to align with federal changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those specific taxes are highlighted below:

CT DRS Tax Deadlines

Updated Travel Advisory 

Last week, the State of Connecticut issued a travel advisory for arrivals from states with a positive test rates higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or states with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of today (6/30), that list includes; Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

The list will be available on the state’s coronavirus website and updated on an ongoing basis.