Hartford, CT – State Rep. Rob Sampson participated in a Tax Freedom Day celebration and liberty from Connecticut’s tax burden at the State Capitol on Saturday
According to the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan educational organization with business links, Connecticut residents have to work the longest — 125 days — to cover all taxes at the federal, state and local levels. Tennessee’s Tax Freedom Day was the earliest, on March 31. We are the only state whose tax obligation burdens us all the way to May.
The State of Connecticut now has the distinction of having the highest tax burden per capita of any state in the nation.
“When the legislature forced through a $1.8 billion tax increase including a retro-active income tax on Connecticut residents last year, coupled with nearly $1 billion in new spending, one could have predicted this as the natural result,” said Rep. Sampson.
“This administration has taken our state in the opposite direction of all other states in the U.S. by increasing taxes and making government bigger while others cut taxes and streamline government. Because of these policies, Connecticut residents are paying more than ever. It’s sobering to realize as we pay last year’s tax bill we haven’t yet worked long enough this year to pay the next time around,” said Sampson.
The Tax Foundation also has Connecticut ranked 40th among all states in having a business friendly tax climate.
The Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan educational organization which exists to give taxpayers information about sound tax policy. They can be found at www.taxfoundation.org.
(Photo attached: Sen. Joe Markley, Sen. Jason Welch, Rep. Rob Sampson, Rep. Gail Lavielle, Rep. Chris Coutu)