Home » Areawide » Currently Reading:

Tax department sees electronic filing as a chance to save the state money

December 28, 2010 Areawide No Comments

With the majority of taxpayers filing their returns electronically these days, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has announced that it will no longer be mailing you your tax booklets.

According to a press release issued today (Dec. 28), the DRS is following in the footsteps of the federal Internal Revenue Service and revenue service departments in several other states.

According to the CT DRS, this last filing season only 8 percent of individual returns were from the booklets that were mailed. In other words, only 125,000 of the 1.6 million returns came from the mailed booklets.

Of the 1.6 million that didn’t use the booklets, 1.2 million tax filers did so online. The others used forms they downloaded or picked up at the library, town hall or other locations such as tax preparation services.

Beginning in January 2011, booklets will be made available at the library, post office and town halls – as they have been, anyway.

The new booklets and forms will be available shortly after the New Year, the DRS release states.

And as is the case now, taxpayers also have the option of downloading and printing their own copies of the documents they need from the DRS Web site at www.ct.gov/DRS

Get even more info

By going to www.ct.gov/DRS, you not only can download forms, you can look for locations where you can find tax booklets and learn about electronic filing through the state’s free Taxpayer Service Center, and other electronic filing methods such as Fed/State e-file and tax preparation software.

The site also offers information about the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for low income individuals and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.

Posted Dec. 28, 2010

Comment on this Article:

Sponsors

Hometown History

Political Views

Have Coffee With Your State Rep

download

State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of …

Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

East Hampton — Tuesday, September 23, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron toured Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton with Dr. George Knoecklein who is a Limnologist, hired by the town to monitor …

Eddie’s Auto Body Shop, An Innovative Approach

Eddies&Ziobron

East Haddam residents that stumble upon Eddie’s Auto Body may think they are entering an ordinary auto body shop. The functional surroundings and down-to-earth staff seem to be requirements for …

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

mimi-headshot-final-200x300

Mimi Perrotti, Democrataic candidate for the 34th House District; East Hampton, East Haddam and Westchester, is delighted to announce that she has been approved for public financing by the State …

Business

Hello From the Editor

image

Dear Readers: It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is …

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

culture-and-arts

The East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, …

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

Foliage

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

Sponsors Directory

Weather