Tax season begins Friday. COVID-19 has created complications for filers
is the first day residents can file federal and state taxes after a year
complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Gibbs told News 12 that with more people than ever working from home,
some taxpayers find themselves working in Connecticut for companies in New
are things that lots of our clients are asking us about what the current
guidance is,” he says.
your employer is in New York, Gibbs says then
that's where your taxes are probably paid. But you will still
need to file a Connecticut return.
is a line on the return that allows me to take a credit for taxes paid to New
York in that situation, so I'm not doubly taxed on that income,” he says.
have spent money improving your home office, you might be hoping for a
work-related deduction. But Gibbs says unless you own your own
business, you're probably out of luck.
unlikely that that taxpayer, that employee, is going to get any tax benefits as
a result of doing anything to accommodate their home for their ability to work
from home,” says Gibbs.
expects many more questions in the coming months, especially since the tax
deadline isn’t being moved like it was last year to July. He also advised
residents not to wait until the last minute to file.