2020 Major Issues

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Each year, prior to the start of the legislative session, the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research compiles its “Major Issues” report. This report outlines various points of public policy that the legislature will likely act upon this year. I have highlighted some of the major issues below, with short explanations provided within OLR’s report. In addition to these items, I will be providing more information on some of my personal initiatives in the coming weeks, like new legislation I am working

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New Year, New Laws

Posted on December 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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Rep. Vail Applauds Sec. Merrill’s Business Development Program; Aimed to Help Connecticut Veterans

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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(Hartford, CT) – Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today announced an initiative aimed at helping connect business development resources with businesses owners who are women, military veterans, minorities, and/or persons with disabilities.

An optional online survey will now be offered when owners of Connecticut-based entities form, or submit an annual filing for, their business through the Secretary of the State’s online business portal. The survey asks whether owners of 51% or more of the business

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2019 Budgetary New Tax Requirements

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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As of October 1st, a number of new laws and tax/fee increases have gone into effect. Many of these new items will impact you, your family, your business, and/or our community.

In an effort to continue to keep you informed, I have highlighted several of those items below:

New Tax Legislation
** I did not support the biennium budget passed this legislative session, which featured many of the tax items listed below**

Digital Goods Tax
On October 1, 2019, the rate on digital goods will increase from

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New October Laws

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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As 2019 moves along, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting October 1st. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

 

I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.


An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products,

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