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DRS Update: Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return Information

The following new information has been posted on the DRS website:

  • OP-236, Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return,
  • AN 2017(8), Revision to the Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return, and
  • IP 2017(9), Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return Information.

Recent changes to the OP-236 fillable form are as follows:

  1. The fonts on the name and address fields and the property location fields are now “shrink to fit” thereby allowing more characters on the form.
  2. The declaration and signature requirement have been removed from the Town Clerks Copy.
  3. The pink shading was removed from page 1 of the OP-236 and is now only on the Town Clerks Copy consistent with the old carbon copy form.
  4. Line 7 on the OP-236 was changed to ask if more than one deed was filed with the conveyance.  This allows for manipulation to the mansion tax threshold on line 16a.  Preparers should read the instructions for Lines 16, 16a and 16b for details.
  5. Line 14 check box for exempt transfers now requires an exempt code entry.  Exempt codes 1, 9A, 9B, 9C or 9D require a citation as well.  If an exemption is claimed, the preparer can enter the consideration on the appropriate line and there is “no tax due” calculation.
  6. The consideration and tax fields now display commas.

Questions pertaining to Real Estate Conveyance should be directed to the Public Services Tax Unit by calling 860-541-3225, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.