New, Higher Sales Tax Coming To Goods And Services In Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) — Friday brings a slew of new and higher taxes to Connecticut as a new fiscal year begins.

The big hit comes in the form of a hike in Connecticut sales tax. It rises from 6 percent to 6.35 percent and it will be applied to a lot more goods and services.

WCBS 880’S State Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports: More Goods And Services Being Hit With Tax Hike

State commissioner of revenue services Kevin Sullivan says items like children’s clothing $50 and under and certain items at the drug store, like non-prescription drugs, will be taxed.

Sullivan also says the tax now applies to many services like dog grooming, manicures and pedicures.

“Haircuts were originally going to be taxed, but they’re not going to be taxed,” said Sullivan. “So that’s one place that didn’t get trimmed in this tax package.”  

But Sullivan says there is a lot of confusion about the new tax. His best advice to service providers is to register with his office now just in case.

What do you think of the new sales tax? Sound off below in our comments section…

  • Mykal

    I think it’s a futile attempt to correct the irresponsibility of the states resources by politicians. The state, the government wants to just take and not give. The Correct way to fix this is to increase minimum wage so 1.) there will be more income tax withheld & so people with a lower income can buy things to stimulate the economy more. As for wealthy people they got too much money and don’t have issues making more…they should be taxed more at the end of the year. And politicians should take a small paycut. When they get increases for cost of living it is silly because they make more then most and can’t relate to the struggles of the impoverished.

  • Paul Kohloff

    Keep voting democrat ass holes.

    • Dylan Ladd

      Voting Republican does not work either. We need a 3rd party.

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