Connecticut’s tax amnesty program will be extended to Dec. 2, giving delinquent taxpayers two additional days to file and pay their back taxes.

Tax Commissioner Gene Gavin said the original deadline was put off because it fell on a Saturday.

During the first 21/2 months of the 2002 Tax Amnesty, Gavin said early collections surpassed two previous amnesties. With more than two weeks left in the program, nearly $45 million has been collected.

The amnesty offers delinquent taxpayers accepted into the program no penalties, no prosecution and 25 percent off the interest owed.

Amnesty applications are available at libraries, post offices and town halls.

–Associated Press