“It’s an opportunity, and in fact, I think we have an obligation to stand up to bullies, whether they’re in New York or Massachusetts,” Haskell said.
Under the bill, the state of Connecticut would provide these workers with a credit for income taxes owed in Connecticut in the 2020 tax year only, even if they worked remotely from their home for the pandemic.
The underlying issue should ultimately be decided by the United States Supreme Court. Connecticut and other states have filed briefs in the case, which stems from New Hampshire’s lawsuit against Massachusetts for collecting income taxes from residents who worked from home during the pandemic.
Senator Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, said Connecticut should do more, claiming that “the biggest bully is in New York and he should be taken care of,” without citing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by name. Last May, the Democrat said his state was “unable to provide subsidies” given its budget deficit when he confirmed that out-of-state healthcare workers coming to New York to help COVID-19 patients would be taxed. .
Miner also raised concerns about another provision in the bill that would increase state funding for Connecticut cities by making changes to the payment in lieu of tax program for properties exempt from local property taxes, such as as hospitals, colleges and public properties. He noted that an agreement has not yet been reached on how to balance the next two-year state budget.
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