Connecticut Summarizes 2009 Legislative Changes, Including Possible Rate Decrease

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services issued a special notice discussing sales and use tax changes resulting from the 2009 regular and June special sessions. Effective January 1, 2010, there will be a decrease in the sales and use tax rate to 5.5% contingent on the cumulative monthly financial statements. There will also be an increase in the new seller’s permit from $50 to $100 beginning October 1, 2009. If a seller’s permit is suspended or revoked, the fee for a reissued seller’s permit is also increased from $50 to $100. Effective July 8, 2009, exemptions for gas, electricity, machinery, materials, tools, and fuel are amended to make persons that make finished products (for example asphalt) used to fulfill a paving contract eligible for them when they are purchased to make the product. (Special Notice 2009(6), Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, October 19, 2009)

Posted on November 2, 2009