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Rep. Dave Rutigliano: Tax Relief for Connecticut Seniors

Posted on January 14, 2019 by jdooley


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Last session, I joined my legislative colleagues to pass two provisions (included within the bi-annual budget) regarding Social Security Income Deductions and Retirement Income Deductions designed to provide seniors with much-needed tax relief. The first eliminated the income tax on Social Security and the second will phase out the income tax on pensions over the next few years.

    **Social Security Income Tax Deduction

    **Effective for tax years beginning after 2019, individual taxpayers may deduct 100 percent of Social Security income, if federal adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than:

    • $75,000 for single filers and married taxpayers filing separately;

    • or $100,000 joint filers and heads of household

Taxpayers with incomes equal to or greater than the thresholds qualify for a 75 percent deduction. The income thresholds are increased from $50,000 and $60,000, respectively.

    **Retirement Income Tax Deductions

Effective beginning with the 2019 tax year, individual taxpayers may deduct a portion of retirement income that is included in federal gross income, if federal AGI is below:

    • $75,000 for single filers, married taxpayers filing separately, and heads of households;

    • or $100,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly

To read more about these changes, you can read the Research Report provided by the non-partisan Office of Legislative Research – https://www.cga.ct.gov/2018/rpt/pdf/2018-R-0005.pdf

It is recommended that you consult a certified tax preparer regarding any deduction.

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Reps. Rutigliano Sworn-In for New Legislative Term

Posted on January 10, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD — State Representative David Rutigliano (R-123) took the oath of office on Wednesday, January 9th kicking off his new term as a state legislator.

Rutigliano is ready for the new legislative session and hopes to tackle sensible common sense ways to reduce state spending, and bring business and jobs back to our region.

“My hope for the new term is we can finally end the unending budget deficits we have faced that have throttled our state’s economy and stunted job growth,” said Rep. Rutigliano. “I was elected to be the voice of the Trumbull taxpayers and will work to protect families from any additional state burdens, like higher taxes or tolls.”

The legislative session, which gaveled in Wednesday, will stretch through June 5, and lawmakers will work with the governor to set the budget for the next two years. Connecticut taxpayers are expecting an almost $4 billion deficit.

Trumbull constituents can follow committee meetings and House debates as they unfold live on Connecticut’s public affairs television network, CT-N, or by streaming the proceedings online by visiting www.ctn.state.ct.us

 

 

Rutigliano Receives Key Committee Assignments, Leadership Roles

Posted on December 26, 2018 by jdooley


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HARTFORD—State Rep. Dave Rutigliano (R-123) received his legislative committee assignments and House leadership role from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides for the 2019-2020 legislative term this week.

Rutigliano was re-elected to a fourth term on Nov. 6th and in the days afterward he has prepared himself for the start of the legislative session that opens on January 9th.

The legislative proposed bill deadline is January 18th.

Rep. Rutigliano will continue as a key member of the House Republican caucus, having been re-appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114) as a Republican Whip. This is in addition to his assignment as a Member of the General Law, Labor and Public Employees, Regulations Review and the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding committees.

Rep. Rutigliano will be serving on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding, —the influential tax-writing committee, as a fiscal watchdog for Trumbull taxpayers.

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