Public Hearing – Lamont’s Tax Increases

Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be holding a Public Hearing and on the agenda is Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal.

Governor Lamont’s budget includes the following tax increases on services and items:

– Legal services

– Accounting services

– Real estate activities and agents/brokers

– Veterinary services

– Barber shops and beauty salons

– Sports/recreation instruction and industries

– Renovation and repair of residential property

– Non-prescription drugs

– Bicycle helmets

– Child car seats

– Vegetable seeds

– Safety apparel

 

The governor’s budget proposal also looks to eliminate the following:

– The sales tax-free week

–  The increased exemption for social security income

–  The exemption for pension and annuity income

 

For a full list of governor’s tax increases and revenue grabs click here.

You can speak out against the governor’s budget proposal by submitting testimony to fintestimony@cga.ct.gov. Please include the bill number, S.B. 877, in the subject of the email and feel free to copy me on the email, Jason.Perillo@housegop.ct.gov.

As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at Jason.Perillo@housegop.ct.gov or call 860-240-8700.

Sincerely,

State Rep. Jason Perillo