Development Services

Notice of Public Comment Period for Enfield’s Community Development Block Grant Applications

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Federal Assistance for Connecticut Businesses and Nonprofits

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Help for Businesses and Residents - LINK to Federal Paycheck Protection Program Included

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Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

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CARES ACT

https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/COVID19/DRS-COVID-19-Response-FAQ

Sales and Use Tax

Has DRS extended the filing and payment deadlines for sales tax returns? (added 3/30/2020)

Yes, within the parameters outlined below.

What small business taxpayers qualify for this relief? 
(added 3/30/2020)

Taxpayers that have $150,000 or less in annual Sales Tax liability qualify for an automatic extension of time to file and pay. Similarly, taxpayers that have $150,000 or less in annual Room Occupancy Tax also qualify for this relief. A taxpayer that collects both Sales Tax and Room Occupancy Tax must evaluate each tax separately to determine eligibility for relief.

How does a taxpayer determine if it is a qualified small business? 
(added 3/30/2020)

Taxpayers are required to utilize a calendar year look back period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Any taxpayer that reported $150,000 or less in tax during that period qualifies for the relief.

What returns are covered by this extension? (added 3/30/2020)

For monthly Sales Tax and Room Occupancy Tax filers: returns and payments due March 31, 2020, and April 30, 2020, are extended to May 31, 2020.

For quarterly Sales Tax and Room Occupancy Tax filers: returns and payments due April 30, 2020, are extended to May, 31, 2020.

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The Development Services Department consists of the Building Inspection, Community Development, Economic Development, and Planning and Zoning Divisions. These divisions are responsible for:

  • Advocating for business growth
  • Building inspections and permits
  • Environmental conservation and regulation
  • Housing rehabilitation and neighborhood commercial revitalization
  • Job creation and desirable private investment
  • Plan review
  • Zoning enforcement

The Development Services Department also organizes the Enfield’s Regional Farmers Market that runs on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting August 14, 2019 to October 2, 2019 and the Thompsonville Community Garden where planting began on June 8, 2019.