Connecticut State Income Tax
Tax Year 2014
Connecticut Income Tax Table
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The Connecticut Income Tax
Connecticut collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Like the Federal Income Tax, Connecticut's income tax allows couples filing jointly to pay a lower overall rate on their combined income with wider tax brackets for joint filers.
Connecticut's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Connecticut's %. You can learn more about how the Connecticut income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.
Connecticut's personal exemption incorporates a standard deduction, and is phased out for households earning over $71,000. An additional state tax credit, ranging from 75% to 0% of taxable income, is available based on your adjusted gross income.
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Connecticut Tax Deductions
Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Connecticut income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Connecticut tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Connecticut, see the list of Connecticut income tax deductions.
- Unlike many other states, Connecticut has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Connecticut income tax return.
- Connecticut has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.
- Unlike most states, Connecticut does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.
- Unlike the Federal income tax, the Connecticut income tax does not allow itemized deductions. You may claim the Connecticut standard deduction if applicable, and specific deductions may be available to Connecticut taxpayers as limited deductions or tax credits.
Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to four of the most commonly used Connecticut income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Connecticut tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.
How To File Your Connecticut Income Tax Return
Where To Send Your Connecticut Tax Return
Income Tax Returns (No Payment Included)
Department of Revenue Services
State of Connecticut
PO BOX 2976
Hartford, CT 06104-2976
Income Tax Returns (Payment Included)
Department of Revenue Services State of Connecticut
PO BOX 2977
Hartford, CT 06104-2977
e-Filing: Submit Your Connecticut Tax Return Online
You can save time and money by electronically filing your Connecticut income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Connecticut tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.
Connecticut's eFile program supports most third-party tax software packages, and accepts all income tax return types through the eFile program. In addition to the convenience of electronically filing, Connecticut promises expedited income tax refunds to filers who take advantage of the eFile program.
To e-file your Connecticut and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.
The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.
Getting Your Connecticut Tax Refund
If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Connecticut, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.
It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.
Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Connecticut tax refund, you can visit the Connecticut Income Tax Refund page.
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- Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
- Before the official 2016 Connecticut income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Connecticut's 2015 income tax brackets.
- The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Connecticut and Tax Foundation data.
- Connecticut tax forms are sourced from the Connecticut income tax forms page, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Connecticut forms you are using are up-to-date.