Amazon To Charge Connecticut Sales Tax This Year

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Starting in November, Connecticut residents will no longer be able to escape paying the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax on, as the online retailer will begin collecting sales tax on Connecticut residents.

The reason is that, over the next two years, Amazon will invest $50 million in the state and create hundreds of new full-time jobs here, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Monday afternoon.

“All in all, this is a win for our state’s taxpayers, our Main Street retailers, and our workforce,” Malloy said in a statement. “Amazon’s multimillion-dollar investment and the hundreds of jobs that will come with both the construction and operation of their future facility will unquestionably boost our local economy.”

Under federal law, out-of-state retailers can’t be required to collect sales tax in Connecticut. Malloy called Amazon’s agreement to begin collecting tax revenue in the state “a great step” but said the federal government needs to take action on the issue.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman also applauded the deal, saying it is two more “significant steps” the state is making toward maximizing the revenue stream and job creation.

“This will both put people to work and help balance the budget, and we welcome Amazon as our newest partner in our effort to create long-term prosperity for Connecticut,” she said in the statement.

Amazon will start collecting state sales tax on Nov. 1.

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1.4 Billion deficit projected for next year - this after 2 years of broken promises, higher taxes that were supposed to "fix" the problem. Its not Jodi Rell's budget any more and its been Democrats spending and promising things to unions that we can't afford for years and years. When the hedge funds relocate to Florida - and they've started to do so already - lookout as 1.4 billion is going to look like a dream number. Never has a society taxed its way to prosperity.

Oh, that's right the Democratic legislatures - those that drafted and voted for the budgets under Rowland, Rell and Malloy have nothing to do with creating the economic mess that is CT. In 30+ yrs net zero job creation. As for Malloy, he promised reductions in spending and made a deal with the unions last year that never materialized. New debt under his administration is on pace to match what accumulated under Rell. He's not paying it down, he's creating more but maybe you don't understand math so well. He spends 18 million taxpayer dollars to move a hedge fund from Westport to Stamford that was perfectly happy to be in Westport, and doesn't need the money. Obama has accumulated more debt in 4 years than all other Presidents combined and his "you can keep your healthcare promise" just flew out the window when the CBO says 7 million will lose their insurance because of Obamacare. I guess he just didn't learn all that much about economics working as a community organizer. And I'm the one that doesn't understand. If there is any justice you will be part of the 7 million so you can fully appreciate what you support.

Hopefully this will help take us out of the financial mess the governor Rell left us with

Ponytail Steve or should I say Jim T it is not a new tax tim is correct

It's not a new tax. If you buy taxable items online and were not charged sales tax, then you are required to pay use tax to the state when you file your income tax return. This was put into law under the REPUBLICAN ROWLAND administration before he went TO PRISON

Democrats will never ever focus on reducing the spend. They only have one answer: MORE TAXES!!

We are the ONLY state where Weight Watchers is allowed to charge sales tax on meetings and their products. This has been going on for years. Why????

It's not a new tax. If you buy taxable items online and were not charged sales tax, then you are required to pay use tax to the state when you file your income tax return. There is a line on the return for you to do this. If you leave the line blank then you haven't filed a use tax return and the statute of limitations doesn't apply. If you put 0 on the line when you actually owed tax then you have filed a false return and the state could get you on an audit.

If everyone bought from Amazon and didn't shop locally there would be many more job losses in this state.

Rob T

Keep voting Democrat CT, if you like being the highest taxed with a huge deficit...... Thanks Danny boy.

The state won't get another 6.35% of anything from me - this simply provides another incentive to not buy those things I probably didn't need in the first place.

Bound to happen... Amazon's been charging sales tax in other states for several months... At least it doesn't start for another 9 months... I miss the good old days when $50 clothing items were exempt from sales tax...

Dan Malloy=More Taxes...Taxes...Taxes and even more Taxes! ENOUGH! When is the next election?? He has to go!

The quote from the Lt. Gov is even more telling " is two more “significant steps” the state is making toward maximizing the revenue stream....."

What world do these folks live in? Let's maximize the revenue stream in a state that can't compete for jobs, has a horrendous appetite for spending, real estate remains in the tank and folks that are here can't find the jobs they want. Great job!

It is absurd for Malloy to say a new tax will "be a win for CT Taxpayers."
We are overtaxed already. He should be focused on reducing the spend.