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Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration announced late Friday it has pushed the deadline for filing state income tax returns back from April 15 to July 15.

The move, which complements Lamont’s recent 30-day extension of filing deadlines for business taxes, was anticipated given the U.S. Treasury’s recent decision to push the federal income tax filing deadline back to July 15.

The latest extension in Connecticut also applies to the estimated income tax payments due for the first and second quarters of 2020.

The Department of Revenue Services “understands the challenges the COVID-19 outbreak has brought workers and families in Connecticut,” said acting DRS Commissioner John Biello. “This extension is designed to offer taxpayers some additional time to file and submit their state income tax payments, if needed. Taxpayers are encouraged to visit the DRS website, where additional updates will be posted.”

Biello added that the easiest way to file — and the fastest way to receive a refund for those who are owed one — is through online filing.

Taxpayers can visit the department online through its Taxpayer Service Center.

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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  1. I hope the state uses the rainy day funds to cover expenses, as apposed to more borrowing. And maybe we can save some money on our bonds by refinancing. Love to hear from Shawn Wooden about how CT will handle our finances.

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