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Ct. to deduct back taxes from lottery winnings

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Stamford resident's idea inspired legislation

Legislation (HB6270), introduced by State Representative Gerald Fox III (D-Stamford) requiring the Connecticut Lottery to deduct delinquent taxes and penalties before distributing a lottery prize of $5,000 or more to a winner, was ceremoniously signed into law Friday by Governor Dannel Malloy at the State Capitol.

The new law applies to winning lottery tickets redeemed on or after January 1, 2012. There is currently about $400 million in state tax delinquencies eligible for collection and Fox said the legislation will serve as an avenue to garner revenue that is past due.

"It makes sense that someone who owes back taxes to the state should pay those taxes if they are lucky enough to win a lottery," said Fox, who serves as House Chair of the Judiciary Committee. "This will not only raise needed revenue for the state, but will help create greater confidence and fairness in our tax system."

Current state statute already requires the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to check winning tickets valued at $5,000 or more against a list of individuals delinquent on child support payments. The lottery child support collection program, begun in 2004, has brought in about $1.5 million in delinquent payments.

Fox said Stamford resident Anthony Martino suggested the idea and testified at a public hearing on the bill before the legislature's Public Safety Committee.

"Winners are checked against a database of obligors owing child support, so I suggested the state could apply the same process to those owing delinquent taxes," Martino testified in February. "The concept could be further extended to casino winnings."

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Posted: August 15, 2011, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

Stamford resident's idea inspired legislation

Legislation (HB6270), introduced by State Representative Gerald Fox III (D-Stamford) requiring the Connecticut Lottery to deduct delinquent taxes and penalties before distributing a lottery prize of $5,000 or more to a winner, was ceremoniously signed into law Friday by Governor Dannel Malloy at the State Capitol.

The new law applies to winning lottery tickets redeemed on or after January 1, 2012. There is currently about $400 million in state tax delinquencies eligible for collection and Fox said the legislation will serve as an avenue to garner revenue that is past due.

"It makes sense that someone who owes back taxes to the state should pay those taxes if they are lucky enough to win a lottery," said Fox, who serves as House Chair of the Judiciary Committee. "This will not only raise needed revenue for the state, but will help create greater confidence and fairness in our tax system."

Current state statute already requires the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to check winning tickets valued at $5,000 or more against a list of individuals delinquent on child support payments. The lottery child support collection program, begun in 2004, has brought in about $1.5 million in delinquent payments.

Fox said Stamford resident Anthony Martino suggested the idea and testified at a public hearing on the bill before the legislature's Public Safety Committee.

"Winners are checked against a database of obligors owing child support, so I suggested the state could apply the same process to those owing delinquent taxes," Martino testified in February. "The concept could be further extended to casino winnings."

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wow..what brainiacsConfused

 

I can imagine how much it cost per hour for the amount of people it took to come up with that ideaDead

Won't be shocked when they start handing out complimentary KY jelly at the lottery entrance

"...Life is not a matter of holding good cards,but sometimes playing a poor hand well...
'Fortune Cookie wisdom'

 


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    Posted: August 15, 2011, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

    If they also got rid of the deadbeats in the Senate and Congress their wouldn't be such a delinquentcy in taxes also>  Pay these officials for work done, and Conn would be one healthy state. Forrest Gump is really proud of you guys....! 

    I love it: Stanford resident suggest this??? Are these individuals drinking to much creek water??/   Pathetic to say the least...!

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      Posted: August 15, 2011, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

      I hope they never do that with back alimony.

      Not that I'd care.

      That's what a friend of mine says.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        Posted: August 15, 2011, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

        I hope they never do that with back alimony.

        Not that I'd care.

        That's what a friend of mine says.

        careful,there the dragon lady may be lurking.LOLLurking

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          Posted: August 15, 2011, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

          Just have someone who doesn't owe back taxes collect it.

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            Posted: August 15, 2011, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

            Apparently, the five posters previous to me believe that people with tax delinquencies should get a free ride. That's fine with me as long as these five people and all who agree with them are willing to accept higher taxes for themselves to make up for those who don't pay.

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              Posted: August 15, 2011, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

              Apparently, the five posters previous to me believe that people with tax delinquencies should get a free ride. That's fine with me as long as these five people and all who agree with them are willing to accept higher taxes for themselves to make up for those who don't pay.

              not all 5,this one disagrees w/ alimony,or any other extortion for that matter.

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                Posted: August 15, 2011, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like a common sense idea.

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                  Apparently, the five posters previous to me believe that people with tax delinquencies should get a free ride. That's fine with me as long as these five people and all who agree with them are willing to accept higher taxes for themselves to make up for those who don't pay.

                  Were you the classroom stool pigeon in school, Nancy?

                  Did the normal kids lock you in your locker all the time?

                   

                  All you ever do is piss and moan, whine and complain.

                  We all know you're a liberal but must you act like one every minute of the day?

                  Pretend you're not the geek-weasel you are once in a while and just mind your own business.

                  I think you might find it to be a liberating experience to hear of someone doing something you think might be wrong and not having to run to some authority to rat them out.

                  Try it once, for the first time in your life.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Apparently, the five posters previous to me believe that people with tax delinquencies should get a free ride. That's fine with me as long as these five people and all who agree with them are willing to accept higher taxes for themselves to make up for those who don't pay.

                    Mind your own business dimwit.

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                      Were you the classroom stool pigeon in school, Nancy?

                      Did the normal kids lock you in your locker all the time?

                       

                      All you ever do is piss and moan, whine and complain.

                      We all know you're a liberal but must you act like one every minute of the day?

                      Pretend you're not the geek-weasel you are once in a while and just mind your own business.

                      I think you might find it to be a liberating experience to hear of someone doing something you think might be wrong and not having to run to some authority to rat them out.

                      Try it once, for the first time in your life.

                      He's no geek weasel,  he's a twerp punk.

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                        Posted: August 16, 2011, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought this was something that was done by all States already....

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                          Posted: August 16, 2011, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                          I thought this was something that was done by all States already....

                          I also thought that as well. It makes sense that they would.

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                            Posted: August 16, 2011, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                            Apparently, the five posters previous to me believe that people with tax delinquencies should get a free ride. That's fine with me as long as these five people and all who agree with them are willing to accept higher taxes for themselves to make up for those who don't pay.

                            I never said that...I was actually appauled it took all this time for these mental martyrs to come up with such a plan.

                             

                            as for the KY comment,that was just for CT lottery in general with regards to options for their prizes

                            "...Life is not a matter of holding good cards,but sometimes playing a poor hand well...
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