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COVID-19 Update – July 1

Posted on July 1, 2020 by hbrooks


Plastic Bag Tax Returns July 1

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

Please click here to view the DRS announcement.

July 15 Tax Deadlines

In mid-April, DRS extended filing and payment deadlines for some state tax returns in order to align with federal changes made in response

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CTDOL Extended Unemployment Insurance Letters Going Out Today

Posted on June 29, 2020 by hbrooks


Last Friday, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) released information regarding letters going out today to some Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) filers who are close to exhausting their federal benefits. Recipients of these letters will be eligible to extend their unemployment insurance (UI) under Connecticut’s extended benefits (EB) program.

Upon notification that their PEUC benefits are ending, filers may apply for extended benefits by using the green button on the CTDOL

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Resumption of DMV Services and New Tri-State Travel Advisory

Posted on June 25, 2020 by hbrooks


Limited Resumption of DMV Services

Governor Lamont has announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning this week. Services are available in-person, by appointment only.

All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Select services are also accessible online.

Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s

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Touch-Free Curbside Flag Drive

Posted on June 24, 2020 by hbrooks


In observance of a number of summertime patriotic holidays, I will be joining the other members of the Newtown State House Delegation and Boy Scouts of America Troop 270 for a “Touch-Free Curbside Flag Drive” on Tuesday, June 30, from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the CH Booth Library.

All flags collected will be properly and respectfully retired by Newtown VFW Post 308. Please click here to learn more about how to properly retire a worn American flag.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Roadwork in Newtown

Posted on June 17, 2020 by hbrooks


Small Business Administration Renews Disaster Loan Program

The Federal Small Business Administration recently announced the reopening of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to eligible applications that experienced economic impacts due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the SBA, the “EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for a small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to help alleviate temporary loss of revenue.

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