DRS Unilaterally Expanded The Sales Tax

September 17, 2019

Grocery tax? That wasn’t the intent of our state budget!

The state Department of Revenue Services (DRS) over-reached, or misinterpreted, the state budget and unilaterally expanded the sales tax. I joined Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter in expressing my displeasure to DRS Commissioner Scott Jackson.

Read our full letter to the Commissioner here.

I’m glad to see Governor Lamont ordered DRS and the Office of Policy and Management to do a review of the proposal – we need to get this fixed.