Graduate students with teaching or research assistantships are employees of the State of Connecticut. Income tax must be paid on both the federal and state level.
The University files federal declaration of money you have paid in tuition and fees. Because tuition is waived for TAs and RAs, only the student fees are reported. If awarded funds are received as a lump sum, they are reported on the form as well.
Part-Year Residents of Connecticut
If you just moved to Connecticut, your state income tax will require the PY-NR form to determine the tax owed.