DRS: Ruling 89-238, Utility Exempton - Residential

 

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES

450 Columbus Blvd
Hartford CT 06103
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

This Ruling has been superseded by PS 94(3.1)

Ruling 89-238

Utility Exemption - Residential


The 1989 Connecticut General Assembly has curtailed the sales and use tax exemption for the sale of gas, electricity and heating oil under Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-412(3) and (16), as amended by Public Act No. 89-251. However, the General Assembly did provide for an exemption for use "in any residential dwelling."

The Department of Revenue Services considers long-term health care and chronic care facilities, commonly known as convalescent or nursing homes, to be residential for the purpose of this exemption.

The exemptions for residential use are issued by the utility companies and fuel oil dealers, and not by the Department of Revenue Services. Therefore, each facility should contact its utility company and heating oil dealer directly in order to complete an exemption certificate and claim the residential exemption. Refunds for sales taxes already paid will be issued in the form of a credit against each facility's bill.

LEGAL DIVISION

November 27, 1989