Connecticut – First Phase of Sales Tax Pilot Program Introduced

SALT Report 2861 –The Connecticut Department of Revenue issued a notice regarding the State’s new sales tax pilot program.  The program authorizes the Commissioner to require a taxpayer, who is delinquent in paying sales taxes, to electronically remit any taxes collected from sales made using a credit or debit card or electronic transfer to the State within 48 hours.

Under the program, the Department must provide these taxpayers with a list of payment processing companies that the taxpayer can use to submit their sales tax payments to the State. Because of this, the Department has created an application for those companies interested in becoming authorized payment processors.  The application outlines the eligibility requirements, and certifications necessary for the company to be considered eligible for the program.

The Department will review every application it receives and will notify the applicants by September 9, 2013, as to whether they will be included in the program.  Once the list of authorized processors has been created, the Department will begin notifying delinquent taxpayers that they will be required to remit sales tax to the State through one of the approved processors.

If you are interested in becoming an authorized payment processor, you must submit your application no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 3, 2013.

For Further Information

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services – Press Release