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CT launches system designed to simplify tax-filing process

According to Connecticut’s Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe, the goal of the initiative “is to ensure businesses, consumers, and residents spend less time talking to us and trying to figure out what they need to do, and more time with their families, building their business, and enjoying our state.”

Westchester County to hold virtual town hall on senior issues

With the Covid-19 pandemic still posing a very good reason not to have large gatherings, Westchester County is planning a virtual conversation on senior...

Norman G. Grill: Smart wealth transfer strategies

You can distribute your wealth while minimizing estate taxes by using proven strategies, such as gifting and direct payments to educational institutions. Low interest...

Norman Grill: Job loss may affect your taxes

If you've lost your job, you may have questions about how that might impact your tax situation. Here are some answers: Q: How can my...

Norman Grill: The CARES Act benefits explained

These measures include economic recovery checks for taxpayers, as well as several other tax provisions affecting individuals.

Westchester may waive some penalties, interest for late county taxes

Westchester County residents facing a hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic would have until July 15 to pay their county taxes and assessments without...

New poll finds Gov. Lamont’s approval ratings inching up

The poll found 56.8% of respondents were unhappy with his leadership on tolls.

Stamford Mayor Martin delivers $630M budget proposal; would increase taxes by...

Unfunded retirement costs, school facility restoration related to mold prevention, and health/COVID-19 emergency preparation are among the unusual items contained in the proposal.

Norman Grill: Are Social Security benefits taxable?

Social Security benefits that may be taxable include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are not taxable. Generally, you pay...

Norman Grill: Claiming an elderly dependent on your tax filing

Are you taking care of an elderly parent or relative? Whether it's driving to doctor appointments, paying for nursing home care or medical expenses,...

Norman Grill: Itemizing deductions may reduce your taxes

Many taxpayers opt for the standard deduction because it is easier. But sometimes itemizing your deductions is the better choice – often resulting in...

Norman G. Grill: Year-end business tax planning strategies, part II

Here are more end-of-year tax planning strategies that might reduce your business tax liability:   Small business health care tax credit. Small business employers with...

Norman G. Grill: Year-end business tax planning strategies, Part 1

There are a number of end-of-year tax planning strategies that might reduce your business tax liability. Here are a few of them: Deferring income Businesses using...

Tarrytown moves Alzheimer’s/dementia project forward

The Tarrytown Planning Board gave unanimous approval last night to two resolutions needed for a proposed Alzheimer's/dementia care facility at 153 White Plains Road. An...

Kiplinger: CT, NY are 2nd and 3rd least-tax-friendly states

Wyoming was ranked the most tax-friendly state in the nation, followed by Nevada and Tennessee.