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New Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return Posted

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has finalized a new CT Form OP-236, Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return, that includes a 2D Bar Code. The enhancement will allow for more efficient processing of the thousands of CT Form OP-236 submissions received annually.

To ease the transition for Submitters, both the old and new CT Form OP-236 will be available on the DRS website.

The DRS recommends Submitters transition to the new form if possible. Those who have saved the existing CT Form OP-236 on a device may wish to replace and save the new version. The enhanced form – while also a PDF fillable form with 'Reset' and 'Print' feature buttons at the top - does require a slight adjustment for Submitters: it will no longer be possible to print a blank copy of the new CT Form OP-236 (to fill out by hand).

New CT Form OP-236 Hints/Reminders

  • When completing any field that requires a person's name: separate the last name, first name, and middle initial, with a comma.
  • Changes may only be made by re-entering the information in the form and re-printing the return using the "Print Form" button. Once the new CT Form OP-236 is filled out and printed, manual corrections (handwritten or typed) will not be recognized by the DRS 2D Bar Code machine.
  • To clear the 2D Bar Code information, use the "Reset Form" button at the top of the form for each new return.
  • The following four fields are completed by the Town Clerk (by hand or typed): Town Code; Land Record Volume; Land Record Page; and Date Recorded.

Real Estate Conveyance Tax Forms can be found on the DRS website at: https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/DRS-Forms/Current-Year-Forms/Real-estate-tax-forms. If possible, use the most updated version referenced on the forms page.

Did you know?
You can also file Form OP-236 via the DRS e-REC application, which is free, secure, and easy to use. e-REC allows tax return Submitters to: submit Form OP-236 and remit payment online; receive notification when the tax return in "accepted" by a Town Clerk; and keep track of Form OP-236 returns submitted and in process.

Visit the e-REC page (via the e-REC login under 'Submitters') for a list of participating municipalities and to file using e-REC.

Contact/Questions
Norman Ramsey, Tax Operation Unit Supervisor
E-mail: norman.ramsey@po.state.ct.us; Phone 860-297-4995