First Phase of Sales Tax Pilot Program
For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Hartford – Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan today announced the release of an application that payment processors must use to be eligible to participate in the Sales Tax Pilot Program established by the Connecticut General Assembly this past legislative session. The application is available on the DRS website at www.ct.gov/DRS.
Under the pilot program, DRS must list eligible payment processing companies that selected taxpayers can choose among when they submit required sales tax payments to the state. The application released today outlines the information, requirements, and certifications necessary for a company to be considered eligible for the pilot.
The pilot, as outlined in the legislation, enables the Commissioner of DRS to require certain delinquent taxpayers to submit sales taxes to the state within 48 hours of collection from a customer. The taxpayer would use an eligible payment processor to submit sales tax collected on sales paid by consumer credit card, debit card or electronic transfer. The pilot begins October 1, 2013.
Said Commissioner Sullivan, “Issuing this application is the first step in implementing the Sales Tax Pilot Program. Recognizing the compressed timeframe in which this program must be up and running, DRS will review all applications it receives and will notify each applicant no later than September 9 as to whether they are included in the program. Immediately thereafter, the DRS will contact those taxpayers who will be required to remit sales tax to the state through one of the eligible processors.”
DRS must receive all applications no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 3, 2013. The application is available at this link.
Media calls should be directed to the communications office at (860) 297-5610 or emailed to email@example.com.
Friend us on and follow us on for regular tax updates and information.