On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Connecticut, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a Connecticut job in the are
  • Applied for a Connecticut school
  • Opened a Connecticut bank account in the state of Connecticut
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Connecticut?

In the map of Connecticut is pictured below there are a total of 8 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Fairfield Hartford Litchfield Middlesex New Haven New London Tolland Windham
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 6.35% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 0% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Connecticut is 6.35%,
  • In all Counties and cities the sales tax rates is equal and this equates to 6.35% sales tax,
  • This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

    How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Connecticut.

    So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

     

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    -or- Specify Sales Tax Rate
    -or- Specify ZIP Code
    %

     

    You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $500 and see what the ranges could be from the city with the highest population.

    In Providence, CT with the sales tax of 6.35% would mean that your $500 purchase would incur a $31.75 sales tax, taking the total amount to $531.75.

    The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

    City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
    Stamford 6.35% 6901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, 6906, 6907, 6910, 6911, 6912, 6913, 6914, 6925, 6926 100204
    Bridgeport 6.35% 6601, 6602, 6604, 6605, 6606, 6607, 6608, 6610, 6650, 6673, 6699 98982
    Waterbury 6.35% 6701, 6702, 6703, 6704, 6705, 6706, 6708, 6710, 6720, 6721, 6722, 6723, 6724, 6749 79488
    New Haven 6.35% 6501, 6502, 6503, 6504, 6505, 6506, 6507, 6508, 6509, 6510, 6511, 6513, 6515, 6519, 6520, 6521, 6530, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6534, 6535, 6536, 6537, 6538, 6540 79161
    Hartford 6.35% 6101, 6102, 6103, 6105, 6106, 6112, 6114, 6115, 6120, 6123, 6126, 6132, 6134, 6141, 6142, 6143, 6144, 6145, 6146, 6147, 6152, 6153, 6154, 6155, 6156, 6160, 6161, 6167, 6183, 6199 77966
    Norwalk 6.35% 6850, 6851, 6852, 6853, 6854, 6855, 6856, 6857, 6858 69533
    Danbury 6.35% 6810, 6811, 6813 61678
    West Hartford 6.35% 6107, 6110, 6117, 6119, 6127, 6133, 6137 53055
    New Britain 6.35% 6050, 6051, 6052, 6053 52704
    Bristol 6.35% 6010, 6011 51085
    Meriden 6.35% 6450, 6451 48578
    Manchester 6.35% 6040, 6041, 6042, 6045 48479
    Milford 6.35% 6460, 6461 46672
    Hamden 6.35% 6514, 6517, 6518 46421
    Stratford 6.35% 6614, 6615 44353
    Fairfield 6.35% 6824, 6825, 6828 43623
    West Haven 6.35% 6516 42606
    East Hartford 6.35% 6108, 6118, 6128, 6138 41268
    Wallingford 6.35% 6492, 6493, 6494, 6495 39797
    Middletown 6.35% 6457, 6459 36168
    Enfield 6.35% 6082, 6083 36071
    Shelton 6.35% 6484 35618
    Greenwich 6.35% 6830, 6831, 6836 32762
    Trumbull 6.35% 6611 31966
    Torrington 6.35% 6790, 6792 30090
    Norwich 6.35% 6360 29516
    Southington 6.35% 6489 28496
    Newington 6.35% 6111, 6131 27167
    Naugatuck 6.35% 6770 26868
    Windsor 6.35% 6006, 6095 26020
    Glastonbury 6.35% 6033 25927
    Branford 6.35% 6405 24804
    Cheshire 6.35% 6408, 6410, 6411 24428
    Vernon Rockville 6.35% 6066 24424
    East Haven 6.35% 6512 24262
    Wethersfield 6.35% 6109, 6129 23881
    Westport 6.35% 6880, 6881, 6888, 6889 23735
    South Windsor 6.35% 6074 23622
    Groton 6.35% 6340, 6349 23325
    New Milford 6.35% 6776 22771
    Ridgefield 6.35% 6877 21748
    North Haven 6.35% 6473 21685
    Guilford 6.35% 6437 19859
    New London 6.35% 6320 19438
    Darien 6.35% 6820 18239
    Bloomfield 6.35% 6002 18034
    New Canaan 6.35% 6840 17448
    Monroe 6.35% 6468 17424
    Southbury 6.35% 6488 17282
    Berlin 6.35% 6037 17190

    Why do I need to collect sales tax in Connecticut?

    You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

    Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Connecticut, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

    Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
    Physical:

    • Tangible personal property
    • Business assets or property
    • Own, renting properties
    • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

    Economic:

    • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
    • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

    How do I get a sales tax permit?

    The main way to go about this is to register online at the Connecticut Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

    • Business identification information
    • Business entity
    • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
    • Date you will start collecting Connecticut sales tax from a business/property
    • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

    What is the best way to file sales taxes?

    Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

    First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Connecticut Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

    There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Connecticut sales tax, these are:

    • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Connecticut, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
    • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

    We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Connecticut depending on where you operate out of.