DRS: Commissioner Sullivan Announces End of Registration Waiver

Commissioner Sullivan Announces End of Registration Waiver


For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                 Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hartford – Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin B. Sullivan thanked the many out-of-state businesses that came to residents’ aide following Storm Sandy and said they will need to begin registering with the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) on Wednesday.


Said Commissioner Sullivan, “Connecticut and its residents are grateful to the thousands of linemen who came to help us in our hour of need. They were a vital factor in helping return our state and our lives to normal. With that return to normal, the measures taken to expedite the cleanup and repair process are no longer needed and the registration process must begin.”


On October 29, Governor Malloy signed Executive Order 22, which granted a waiver allowing contractors and line technicians licensed in states other than Connecticut to work in the state without first registering. Commissioner Sullivan said that waiver comes to an end on Wednesday, November 14. A copy of the termination notice signed by Commissioner Sullivan is attached.


Businesses and independent contractors can visit the DRS website at www.ct.gov/DRS to register electronically through the agency’s Taxpayer Service Center. The free electronic filing program will help ensure they are registered for the proper business, sales, and withholding taxes. Registration can also be done in person at a DRS walk-in location in Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwich, or Waterbury. Click here for directions.


Taxpayers with questions about registration or other tax issues can contact the Taxpayer Services Division during business hours at 1-800-382-9463 (for in-state calls outside the Greater Hartford Area) or 860-297-5962 (from anywhere). 


Media calls should be directed to the communications office at (860)297-5610 or emailed to sarah.kaufman@po.state.ct.us.

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