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A bit about use tax and how it affects business owners

In Connecticut, business owners have to pay various taxes to the state. Failure to pay all applicable taxes can have significant consequences. There is one type of tax that some may not understand or think applies to them, and that is use tax. This week, this column will discuss a bit about use tax and how it varies from sales tax. 

Common income tax problems some will see this next tax season

The 2020 tax season is not too far off. That means that Connecticut residents only have a short time left to address some issues so that there are not problems when they eventually file their income tax returns. What are some of the common problems people are expected to deal with this coming tax season if they choose not to take action to address specific issues now?

Is your passport at risk because of tax debt?

Falling behind on your taxes is not difficult. Each year, you complete your tax forms and find you owe even more than the year before. You may try adjusting your withholding as much as you can and still be able to pay your bills, but your debt to the IRS keeps growing. In fact, at some point, you may have even decided to put it out of your mind since you couldn't possibly catch up.

How the SECURE Act will affect taxes

Anyone who keeps up on the news has likely read or heard about the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act that recently passed the House vote. The Senate is set to vote on it, and it is expected to pass without issue. The name of the bill certainly sounds like it is meant to help people, but will it? In the end, it will affect how much people in Connecticut and elsewhere have to pay in taxes. 

The consequences associated with tax evasion

Tax law is confusing. Paying taxes is not always a straightforward thing. Many Connecticut residents do their best to file and pay on time, but some make mistakes or let their taxes slide. Those on the latter side of this equation could face some severe consequences if they are ever accused of committing tax evasion.

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