Fasano Statement on DRS Tax Error; Thousands of Families Owe the State Back Money Paid

March 18, 2016

Hartford – Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding an error made by the state Department of Revenue Services (DRS) that resulted in approximately 120,000 households potentially receiving more than they should have in their tax returns due to new state law passed in last year’s budget. DRS is looking to go back to those taxpayers to bill them for the overpayment, notifying thousands of families that they owe the state more money.

“The confusing fiscal policies passed by the Democrats in rushed budget packages in the middle of the night are apparently not only confusing to the public, they’re confusing to the governor’s own tax agency! This is an embarrassment that shows Connecticut government in a state of disorder and chaos. Sadly, this is not the only example of a dysfunctional state under Democrat leadership. Look at DMV. Look at the Department of Children & Families. This will be an unfortunate, unexpected hit on thousands of families across our state,” said Sen. Fasano.