Today is deadline to file tax returns for 2018

If you haven't finished filing your taxes yet, get to it!  Today is the deadline to file tax returns for 2018. This year, tax laws are unlike any other for Connecticut residents.

Officials estimate that Connecticut taxpayers saw a $2.8 billion tax increase as a result of the new tax law passed by President Donald Trump.

Specifically, the new federal tax law caps the state and local tax deductions at $10,000.

According to the latest data from 2015, 41 percent of Connecticut taxpayers claimed an average deduction of just over $19,000.  That's the second highest number behind Maryland and New York.