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STAND DOWN 2021: CT DMV will provide in-person services for military veterans on Friday, Sept. 24 at Stand Down hosted by the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for details.

Sales Tax for Military Personnel

 

Members of the United States armed forces who are residents of Connecticut are subject to a 6.35% (7.75% for vehicles over $50,000) sales and use tax.
 
Members of the United States armed forces on full-time active duty in Connecticut who are residents of another state may purchase motor vehicles from a licensed Connecticut motor vehicle dealer at a reduced sales tax rate of 4.5%.  Purchases can also be made jointly with the military members spouse. To obtain the reduced tax rate the military member must complete the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) form CERT-135 and submit to the Connecticut licensed dealer with other required documents as mentioned on the CERT-135
 
Military members who purchase a vehicle from an out-of-state dealer must submit the completed CERT-135 form and other required documents to the DMV at the time of registration.