Sales Tax for Military Personnel
SERVICE UPDATE: On Monday, August 21, the Wethersfield DMV Inspection Lane will have limited service due to renovations and will only provide inspections for: motorcycles, trailers and dual rear-wheeled student transportation vehicles. The lane is scheduled to reopen for all inspection services on Tuesday, August 22 at 8 a.m.
Members of the United States armed forces who are residents of Connecticut
are subject to a 6.35% (7.75% for vehicles over $50,000) sales and use tax
Members of the United States armed forces on full-time active duty in Connecticut who are residents of another state
may purchase motor vehicles from a licensed Connecticut motor vehicle dealer at a reduced sales tax rate of 4.5%. Purchases can also be made jointly with the military members spouse. To obtain the reduced tax rate the military member must complete the Department of Revenue Services
(DRS) form CERT-135
and submit to the Connecticut licensed dealer with other required documents as mentioned on the CERT-135
Military members who purchase a vehicle from an out-of-state dealer must submit the completed CERT-135
form and other required documents to the DMV at the time of registration.
Content Last Modified on 3/30/2017 2:59:54 PM