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Why incorporate in Connecticut?

Business Information & Rankings

  • Connecticut ranked 2nd for the Smartest State Award (Morgan Quitno Press, 2005)
  • Connecticut ranked 9th on the Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots List (Small Times Magazine, 2004)
  • Connecticut ranked 10th on the State Technology & Science Index (Milken Institute, 2004)

Cost of Living Index

For Hartford, CT (2005):Index Score
Misc. Goods & Services:106.1

Crime Rate

Connecticut has the 12th lowest crime ranking among U.S. States. (FBI, 2004)

Fees & Taxes

Business Inventory Tax
Connecticut does not tax business inventory.

Corporate Income Tax
Rate: 7.5 %.
The tax is the greater of: (1) the applicable net income tax rate; (2) 3 1/10 mills per dollar of capital holding; or (3) the minimum tax of $250.

Personal Income Tax
The first $20,000 is taxed at 3% and anything over $20,000 is taxed at 5%.

Personal Property Tax

State Sales and Use Tax
Base Rate: 6 %
Machinery Rate: None

An exemption is given on sales, storage, use or consumption of machinery used directly in a manufacturing process.

Unemployment Insurance
Connecticut’s new employers’ rate is 2.7% for 2 years.