THE MASS CONFUSION OVER NEW SALES TAX STRUCTURE FAILS TO MATERIALIZE

If you believe what you read in the media, there should have been mass confusion in Connecticut and an exodus of residents to other states when the new tax structure took effect July. But while people and businesses still have plenty of questions, the supposed perplexity of the populace never happened.

Former lieutenant governor and now Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan says the transition has not been easy. “We still get some 60 questions a day—what’s subject to the new income tax rate and what’s not. But for what is the most complicated and potentially confusing change in the tax law in some time, I have no sense there was any mass confusion,” he said.

Sullivan himself said experienced the changes in the tax law in action for himself after returning from a business trip to Chicago. He paid the sales tax that is now applied to airport parking. And of course, he noticed the company was doing it right.