Connecticut is a destination-based state (sales are taxed where the buyer is located).
Businesses may file in the following ways:
The Connecticut state sales tax rate is 6.35%. There are no additional local sales taxes in Connecticut.
A 9.35% tax rate is applied to the rental of passenger motor vehicles for 30 days or less.
A 7.75% tax rate is applied to certain large sales such as the sale of motor vehicles. Some computer-related services such as data processing and website design are taxed at 1%.
General food items are not taxable, with the exception of candy and carbonated beverages. However, meals sold at establishments are taxed at the full rate.
A business is considered to have established a tax presence in the state if it:
Find out more about nexus in Connecticut.
When you register, you’ll be set up to file returns on a quarterly or monthly basis. You must file even when no sales tax is due.
Due dates are as follows:
The penalties for a return that is filed and paid late are as follows:
Interest is charged at a rate of 1% per month from the due date until the date of the payment.