COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

MEMORANDUM NO. 96-01

January 2, 1996

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers.
Subject: Notice of Election to Not Withhold Federal and State Income Tax on the Value of Non-Business Use of Employer-Provided Vehicles.

Until further notice, the State of Connecticut will continue its election to not withhold income and employment taxes, other than social security, on the imputed value of an employee's non-business use of an employer-provided vehicle in the 1996 calendar year.

It is imperative that, prior to January 31, 1996, each agency notify its employees of the State's decision to not withhold federal and State income tax on the vehicle use benefits. In your notification to agency employees, inclusion of the following information is recommended.

"Personal Use of a non-exempt State vehicle by State employee(s) for commuting or other non-business purposes must be considered taxable compensation and reported on the employee's Form W-2. Although the State does not withhold income and employment taxes, employee(s) will still be incurring a tax liability. The payment of this tax liability may be postponed until the employee's return is filed. However, employees should recognize that 90 percent (90%) of their tax liability must be paid in advance through deductions from earnings (i.e., withholdings) and/or periodic payment of estimated taxes. If needed, it is the employee's responsibility to seek tax counseling insofar as increasing payments by revisions to his or her Form W-4 and CT-W4 and/or estimated taxes."

Questions may be directed to the Comptroller's Accounting Systems Division at 566-4265.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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