The committee studying Connecticut’s tax system will host a series of telephone conference meetings next week, and members of the public interested in listening to those briefings can do so at the headquarters of the state Office of Policy and Management.

The State Tax Panel will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. daily from Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, with Washington, D.C.-based tax policy specialists Robert Ebel and Michael Bell.

The public can listen to the meeting on an audio box in Room 2A at OPM, which is at 450 Capitol Ave. in Hartford.

The schedule of daily topics is:

  • Monday: Income tax
  • Tuesday: General business taxation
  • Wednesday: Sales tax
  • Thursday: Estate and Gift taxes
  • Friday: Municipal Revenues

The panel must report back to the General Assembly before the 2016 regular session begins on Feb. 3.

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Keith M. PhaneufState Budget Reporter

Keith has spent most of his 31 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. He has been the state finances reporter at CT Mirror since it launched in 2010. Prior to joining CT Mirror Keith was State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for the Day of New London, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

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