HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top tax official is reminding online shoppers to pay the state's sales tax.
Kevin Sullivan, commissioner of Revenue Services, said Monday that if an online retailer does not charge the state sales tax, the consumer must pay. He publicized the sales tax on Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year.
Sullivan said if online retailers fail to collect and pay the 6.35 sales tax on most items shoppers must do so when filing income tax returns.
He says many online retailers mislead taxpayers and put them at risk of tax fraud by failing to collect sales tax or advise customers about taxes they could owe.
The National Retail Federation, a trade group, predicts more than 131 million people will shop online on Monday, up about 2 percent from last year.