Klarides Sisters Look to End Unnecessary Tax Filing for Seniors

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Reps. Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria expressed their support in Finance, Revenue and Bonding on Wednesday for a House Republican proposal that will eliminate the requirement that income tax be deducted and withheld from pension payments unless the payee has submitted a CT-W4P withholding certificate.

Reps. Klarides and Klarides-Ditria said they are committed to getting this legislation passed on behalf of their constituents within their districts and across the state of Connecticut. Each of the Representatives have received feedback from countless seniors citizens who are confused, frustrated, and concerned by notices of higher tax rates and the need to file returns.

Rep. Klarides, who testified before the committee, explained, “Many seniors are living off less month to month as a result of the tax being taken out immediately. Individuals who rely on pension and annuity payments cannot afford a decrease in their monthly income, and cannot wait until April to get their money back. Lastly, many individuals prior to this change did not need to file an income tax form. As a result, this has led to further inconvenience to our most at-need constituencies, who may not be able to afford a tax professional or have access to the services they need as a result of this policy change.”


Local Lawmakers Deliver Student’s Valentines for Vets

Posted on February 14, 2019 by admin


WEST HAVEN – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, Kathy Kennedy, and Nicole Klarides-Ditria teamed up with local students to make Valentines for Veterans. The students made hundreds of handmade valentines for the veterans and the lawmakers delivered them to veterans at the West Haven VA on Valentine’s Day.

The schools that participated included:

Beacon Falls:
Laurel Ledge Elementary School

Bradley School

Turkey Hill School

Mathewson Elementary
Calf Pen Elementary

Bungay Elementary School

West Haven:
Alma E. Pagels Elementary
Seth G. Haley Elementary
Harry M. Bailey Middle School

Beecher Road School



Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


On Wednesday, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be hosting a public hearing regarding a bill that will increase the CT sales tax rate to 6.85%.

You can speak out against this proposal by submitting testimony to the committee.

– Send your testimony to FINtestimony@cga.ct.gov
– Put “Reject Bill S.B. 475” in the subject line.
– Copy me at Nicole.Klarides-Ditria@housegop.ct.gov
– Include your name and town

Please share this information with family and friends. To read the current language of the bill click here – S.B. 475.