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

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FILE -- Hand swiping card on ATM/credit card machine (credit: AP)

FILE — Hand swiping card on ATM/credit card machine (credit: AP)

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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.

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