For this year's tax prep, assistance can be found through the AARP Tax-Aide Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and the UConn Law School Tax Clinic. Keep reading to learn more about all of the programs and services available in our state so you can stay ahead this tax season.
The US government launched a website for Americans wanting to request free at-home COVID-19 testing kits. You can request your free COVID-19 testing kits at COVIDTests.gov. Up to four at-home tests per residential address may be requested. Tests are expected to ship within 7- 12 days of ordering through the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Frigid temperatures are in Connecticut's forecast this week, prompting Governor Lamont to activate the state's severe cold weather protocol for the first time this winter which will be in effect through 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. There are warming centers and resources in our community to help you stay warm.
Are you or do you know an essential worker who was impacted by COVID-19 and had out-of-pocket medical costs and lost wages? They may be eligible for relief through the Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund administered by the Office of the State Comptroller with the assistance of Public Consulting Group.
Connecticut residents have more time to enroll in a health insurance plan through Access Health CT for coverage starting with the new year! Residents who enroll between December 16 and December 31 can choose between coverage starting on January 1, 2022 or February 1, 2022. Those who enroll between January 1, 2022 and January 15, 2022 will have coverage starting on February 1, 2022.
This past week, Connecticut's landmark Paid Family and Medical Leave Program started accepting applications from Connecticut residents who want to apply for paid leave benefits. Claims are being accepted for qualifying events that are happening on or after January 1, 2022.
They say that when you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance. So our collective goal for tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday is to get those feet movin’! This holiday season, especially, we hope you will strongly consider shopping to support small, locally owned, businesses in our community.
On Thursday, the bipartisan Connecticut Reapportionment Commission unanimously certified the House of Representatives redistricting plan, which uses data from the 2020 U.S. Census to redraw our state legislative and congressional districts. This process occurs once every decade and is fundamental to the functioning of our democracy.