HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has launched a video to help Spanish-speaking residents navigate state tax forms.
Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan makes the introduction to the nearly 13-minute video in Spanish. A Spanish-speaking woman takes over to walk taxpayers through state tax forms. The video demonstrates how to electronically file state sales and use tax return.
He says business owners “cannot comply with state tax laws if they don’t understand what is expected of them.”
Spanish-speaking residents represent about 15 percent of Connecticut’s population, and nearly 14,000 Hispanic-owned businesses are in the state.
The idea for the video emerged from a task force established to evaluate the state’s communications policies. It’s the first of what Sullivan says he hopes will become numerous Spanish-language video tutorials.