For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Hartford - The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) will send letters giving delinquent taxpayers the opportunity to renew their sales tax license. New legislation approved by the General Assembly prohibits the Commissioner of Revenue Services from renewing permits for taxpayers with outstanding liabilities.
Said Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, “It has always been the goal of DRS to work with taxpayers to resolve any payment issues. The department is reaching out to these taxpayers to help them continue business in the State of Connecticut.”
The new law takes affect July 1, 2013 and prevents the renewal of sales tax, cigarette tax, or tobacco products tax licenses for taxpayers who owe any state tax and are not in a payment agreement with DRS. Once those taxpayers pay the outstanding debt, or enter into a payment agreement, DRS can send them a new tax license.
Said Commissioner Sullivan, “DRS will make every effort to bring taxpayers into compliance with state tax laws, but it is a two-way street. Taxpayers must make the effort to pay what they owe or they cannot continue doing business. It simply isn’t fair to the majority of Connecticut business owners who pay their taxes.”
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