ConnecticutIf you owe taxes to the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue, you might be interested in the Tax Amnesty program that is taking place from September 16, 2013 through November 15, 2013. During this time you can decrease your total state tax debt by paying the tax due amount plus 3% interest (instead of the usual 12%). The State will then waive all accumulated penalties.

Connecticut Department of Revenue already mailed Amnesty Offer letters to all eligible taxpayers. If you believe you might be eligible but have not received your letter, the phone number to discuss your eligibility with the state tax authority is 877-729-6691.

The Connecticut Tax Amnesty program is available for almost all tax types, including but not limited to Individual Use tax, Business Use tax, Sales and Use tax, Withholding Tax, and Corporation Business tax. Eligible tax periods depend on the type of tax and your filing requirements. Businesses that are required to file on a monthly basis can apply for the Tax Amnesty for any period ending on or before November 30, 2012. If the business has to file quarterly tax returns, the last period that can be included in the Tax Amnesty Program ends on September 30, 2013. For individual income tax debt, Tax Amnesty program includes all years before 2012.

If you already know that you are eligible for the Tax Amnesty, there is a list of documents that you need to get ready before completing your Tax Amnesty application form online.

  • First of all, you need the State Tax Amnesty Offer letter that was sent to you.  This letter contains important information necessary to complete your application form, such as your tax registration number and your Amnesty ID.
  • You will also need a list of all tax forms and periods that are eligible for Tax Amnesty, as well as all tax amounts due. You don’t have to calculate the interest at this stage. However, it is very important to prepare all outstanding tax returns before completing Tax Amnesty application form.
  • If you have not filed state tax returns, but made estimated payments, make sure you have proof of these payments in front of you.  You will still need to prepare all missing returns to be able to apply for the Tax Amnesty.
  • Finally, you will need your credit card information, if you decide to make a payment by credit card, or your bank account information if this is going to be Direct Payment.

It is undeniable that Connecticut Tax Amnesty offers a quick and easy way to resolve your state tax issues, but only for those taxpayers who can make a lump sum payment to the state.  If you cannot make this payment, there are still other methods that can be used to settle your debt with the state. You can see some examples of our accepted payment plan proposals to the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue at

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