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Apply Sales Tax Permit in Connecticut

 
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Posted On : Thu Dec 01st,2016

 
An easy and A-Z guide to register and file sale and use tax return in the state of Connecticut. It contains procedure to get sales and use tax license, sales tax returns filing deadlines, ramification or possible effects of not filing sales tax returns on time and list of taxable and non taxable items.
 

What is a Connecticut sale and use tax?

Described below the definition of sales and use tax Connecticut separately:

Sales Tax Connecticut: Sales tax is applied to the consumption of taxable tangible property and services which are used in the state of Connecticut.

Use tax Connecticut : Use tax applies to the unpaid taxable products and services which are consumed in the state of Connecticut. Generally, it applies to the out of state buyers who do not pay sales tax to the state of Connecticut department of revenue services.

Principally, Sales tax is rather treated a withholding tax not a business deduction, which is collected for the Connecticut department of revenue from a buyer on taxable goods and services. It subsequently used on local projects.

Does state of Connecticut apply a local tax also in addition to a state sales tax on the taxable goods and services?

No, Connecticut department of revenue does not charge a local  tax on taxable goods and services.

Who gets sales and use tax permit Connecticut?

A Sales and Use Tax Permit is acquired from the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) to withhold taxes on taxable goods which are sold to a Connecticut or out of state consumer.

Generally, a retailer who is engaged to deal with a following business is required to obtain sales and use tax license.

  • Tourism Surcharge

  • Rental Surcharge

  • Cigarette Dealer

  • Prepaid Wireless Service E 9-1-1

  • Alcoholic Beverage

  • Motor Vehicle Fuels

  • Petroleum Products Gross Earnings

What are the taxable goods and services which are required to collect sales tax in the state of Connecticut?

Below is a briefly mentioned list of taxable items which are subject to collect sales and use tax in the state of Connecticut and a complete list is published on the Ct.Gov website.

Sale, rental, or lease of goods, Sale of a taxable service, Operating a hotel, motel, or lodging house.

Who is responsible to pay prior period sales tax dues?

A new business owner pays prior sales tax dues if business is conducted under the same business entity.

Does Connecticut department of revenue issue one seller's permit for multiple locations?

State of Connecticut issues license based on the following conditions.

Sales Tax Number for same entity: The same sales tax number is used if business is conducted under same entity, but an additional copy of the seller's permit is issued for a new location.

Sales Tax Number to start a new business: A new sales tax number is issued for each unique business entity.

How to Obtain sale and use tax Permit in Connecticut?

A sales and use tax permit is applied electronically by completing REG-1, Business Taxes Registration Application.

Connecticut department of revenue issues sales tax permit instantly if there is no inadequacy in the sales tax permit application. It is printed online soon after submitting sales tax application electronically. State of Connecticut charges $100.00 to issue sales and use tax permit.

What is the Connecticut Sales and Use Tax Registration Processing time?

It is printed online same time unless there is a flaw in sales tax application.

How to renew Connecticut Sales Tax Permit?

Sales and Use Tax Permit are renewed after every five years from the date when the business was initially started.

How to return sales tax permit of a business which has been closed?

Original sales and use tax permit is returned to the Department of Revenue Services Connecticut, along with the final sales tax returns to close the sales tax account in the state of Connecticut.

How to file sale and use tax return in Connecticut?

  • Online sales tax filing: A business which has an active Connecticut tax registration account  file sale and use tax return by using the online taxpayer service center (TSC-BUS).

  • On telephone sales tax filing: A Tele-File System is an available option in the state of Connecticut to file sales and use tax return over the telephone.

What is the due date to file sales tax returns Connecticut?

To file sale and use tax return in the state of Connecticut is monthly or quarterly or otherwise it is filed on a yearly basis if the prior year sale does not exceed to $1,000.

Connecticut department of Revenue Services allows approximately 30 days to file sales tax return for any tax period. Every period has a different due date with an average of 30 days.

Due dates to file sales and use tax returns in Connecticut are listed on the Connecticut department of revenue website.

What is dis-aggregated sales tax?

Dis-aggregated sales tax is a separately stated amount of sales tax which is collected in each municipality of Connecticut where business maintains a location.

This Dis-aggregated Sales Tax Report contains sales and sales tax information of each quarter of the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

Consolidated sales tax filers file annually a Dis-aggregated Sales Tax Report to Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

What happens if the state of Connecticut sales tax return was not filed on time?

It is paid with penalty and interest on the outstanding tax amount as per delayed days.

How to amend sales and use tax return Connecticut?

An amended sales tax return is filed if an error or omission was found in an already filed sales tax  return with the Connecticut department of revenue.

What is a reseller certificate?

A reseller certificate is issued by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services to a retailer which is used to buy taxable goods without paying sale and use tax.

What is the statewide sales tax rate in Connecticut which is charged on taxable goods and services?

Current sales tax rate in the state of Connecticut is 6.35%, and the updated sales tax rate is viewed on the Connecticut Department of Revenue website.

How does state of Connecticut treat sales tax on the internet sales?

There are two different types of buyers whom sales and use tax is charged differently which is described below:

Within the state internet buyer: Sales and use tax is charged if the taxable goods are sold and shipped at the Connecticut address.

Out of state internet buyer: Sales tax is not charged if the taxable goods are sold and shipped to an out of state buyer.

Are shipping and delivery charges subject to sales tax in the state of Connecticut?

The shipping charges include the gross receipt of the taxable goods and services in the state of Connecticut prior to calculate sales and use tax, which include postage to a US carrier.

Whereas, delivery charges represent transportation of the goods and services prior to the title is changed of the taxable goods and services.

How to treat sales tax on the coupon?

Sales tax is calculated on the taxable items in the state of Connecticut after extracting all discounts and coupons from gross sales.

For Example:

If the original price of a taxable item is $10.00 and a vendor offer a coupon of $1.00. Sales tax will be charged on $9.00 after subtracting coupon discount.

  

Nashib Umer

Author of One Magic Click Optimization


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