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Connecticut DOR: Business as Usual After Sandy


The Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services announced yesterday that the out-of-state businesses that rushed to help with the Hurricane Sandy clean-up must now register with the Department of Revenue, effective today, November 14, 2012.

Commissioner Sullivan begins his statement with gratitude: "Connecticut and its residents are grateful to the thousands of linemen who came to help us in our hour of need. They were a vital factor in helping return our state and our lives to normal."

Connecticut Governor Malloy (D) signed an Executive Order on October 29 that permitted contractors and line technicians licensed in other states to work in Connecticut without first registering. The goal was to restore power to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. Executive Order 22 terminates today, just over 2 weeks after the storm struck the state. The fact that it is no longer needed is a testament to the hard work of those who came to help.

Any businesses and independent contractors interested in continuing their work in Connecticut are asked to visit www.ct.gov/DRS to register electronically. It's a free and quick process that "will help ensure they are registered for the proper business, sales, and withholding taxes." Anyone who would rather register in person may do so at DRS walk-in offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwich, or Waterbury.

Questions should be directed to the Taxpayer Services Division at 860-297-5962.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.