Quick Answer: In this blog, you will learn how to register for a sales tax permit in Connecticut. The registration process is best completed online via the Connecticut Department of Revenue. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Connecticut?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Connecticut if you have a physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements for the state. For more detailed information on the necessity to getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Connecticut?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Connecticut, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Connecticut makes it easy for you, as there is only one type of sales tax permit available in the state.
How much does a sales tax permit in Connecticut cost?
To apply for a Connecticut sales tax permit, there is a $100 fee. This fee must be paid from a checking or savings account. They do not accept credit cards for permit fees.
Where to Register for a Connecticut Sales Tax Permit
There is really only one place to register for a Connecticut sales tax permit. That place is online.
Here is the link to get started: https://drsbustax.ct.gov/AUT/welcomebusiness.aspx.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Connecticut
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Connecticut directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Connecticut Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Connecticut Department of Revenue by calling (860) 297-5962 (from anywhere) Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax service by clicking here.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Connecticut
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of Connecticut
- Business activity
- Your bank account Information (to pay for the permit fee)
To get started, choose the link titled “Register a New Business” on the website and then follow the prompts.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Connecticut?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Connecticut, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Our team can handle your sales tax returns for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. You can also learn more about how to file and pay a sales tax return in Connecticut by clicking here.
A paper copy of your sales tax permit will arrive at your mailing address within 7-10 business days.
Once you receive your mail from the state of Connecticut, you will then be able to access your online account. Your sales permit will arrive in an envelope by itself. You will also receive a second letter from the state of Connecticut that will list your assigned account numbers. Please note that based on your entity structure, you could have to pay a business entity tax as well. This letter will note that account number as well. It will also list the filing frequencies for each account. To top it all off, Connecticut also sends out a third letter that has your online registration PIN number. Please make sure you take note of these numbers and keep them in a safe and accessible place.
To create your personal Connecticut login, please go to https://drsbustax.ct.gov/AUT/welcomebusiness.aspx
You will enter your Connecticut Tax Registration (CT REG) number and follow the prompts.
Your Connecticut Sales and Use Tax Permit expires every two years and is automatically renewed and mailed to you at no cost as long as your account is active.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.