CT Tax Exemption for Retirees

Posted on November 4, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

With tax season quickly approaching, I want to share some information that I believe you will find helpful.

In 2017, the legislature raised the income thresholds that allow some taxpayers to be able to deduct 100 percent of their federally taxable Social Security income, therefore expanding this deduction to more taxpayers. Effective in 2019, the threshold increases from $50,000 to $75,000 for single filers and married people filing separately, and $60,000 to $100,000 for joint filers and heads of

Read More

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Praises the Passage of a Bill to Improve Access to Hearing Aids

Posted on October 21, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, worked with members on both sides of the aisle to secure passage of House Bill 5213, An Act Expanding Required Health Insurance Coverage For Hearing Aids, which expands health insurance coverage to those who are in need of hearing aids by eliminating the age restriction that was previously in place.

“I am pleased to see this hearing aid bill signed into law, and I thank my Democrat

Read More

New Digital Tax Hike

Posted on October 17, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Connecticut users of the streaming music service Spotify received emails recently that the state sales tax on digital goods would increase in October.

As of October 1, 2019, sales of “digital goods,” which includes audio works, visual works, audio-visual works, reading materials or ring tones, which are electronically accessed or transferred, are subject to sales and use taxes at the standard 6.35% rate. Previously the tax was 1% on digital goods.

I opposed these tax increases, which are part of

Read More

Pints and Policy Event on Thursday, October 17

Posted on October 7, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

I invite you to join State Represenative Whit Betts (R-78), State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) and me for a Pints and Policy event on Thursday, October 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Better Half Brewing, located at 59 North Main Street in Bristol.

The event will allow residents the opportunity to speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates that shaped the 2019 legislative session.

The event is free and

Read More

Bristol Legislators Invite Residents to ‘Pints and Policy’

Posted on October 1, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

State Reps. Whit Betts (R-76) and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) have announced that they will be hosting a Pints and Policy event on Thursday, October 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Better Half Brewing located at 59 North Main Street in Bristol.

The event will allow residents the opportunity to speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates that shaped the 2019 legislative

Read More