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PS 92(14.4)

Annual and Quarterly Lists of Distributors for
Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax Purposes


BACKGROUND: It has been the longstanding policy of the Department to publish, on an annual basis, a list of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes. It is the position of the Department that, because it is expressly authorized by law to "make public the number of gallons of fuel sold or used by [each] distributor, as contained in [the distributor's tax return under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 12-458(a)], notwithstanding the provisions of § 12-15 or any other section," the Department is authorized to make public the names of such distributors. The motor vehicle fuels tax is not payable on motor vehicle fuels sold to a person licensed as a distributor. This list is published in order to facilitate the determination of whether a person is in fact a licensed distributor. The list is updated quarterly to include newly licensed distributors, as well as to remove persons no longer licensed as distributors.

PS 92(14), issued November 16, 1992, announced that in addition to publishing an annual list of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes, the Department would now publish, on a quarterly basis, a list of persons being added to or deleted from the preceding annual list.


PURPOSE: This Policy Statement explains new procedures for acquiring annual and quarterly lists of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes.


STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 12-458(a).


EFFECTIVE DATE: This Policy Statement is effective upon issuance.


HOW TO OBTAIN ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY LISTS: From this point on, it will be the policy of the Department to make annual and quarterly lists of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes available primarily on the Department's site on the World Wide Web. As a cost-saving measure, the Department will discontinue its practice of mailing copies of the annual list. However, hard copies of the lists will be available upon request (see below).


Internet: You also may retrieve the annual and quarterly lists 24 hours a day from the Department's site on the World Wide Web. 

The annual list will continue to be available on or about January 31 of each year. The quarterly lists will be available on or about April 30, July 31, and October 31 of each year. The quarterly lists will not be cumulative; preceding quarterly lists will need to be retained until the new annual list is released.


EFFECT ON OTHER DOCUMENTS: This Policy Statement modifies and supersedes PS 92(14.3).


EFFECT OF THIS DOCUMENT: A Policy Statement (PS) is a document that explains in depth a current Department position, policy or practice affecting the tax liability of taxpayers.


PS 92(14.4)
Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax
Issued: 1/31/97
Replaces: PS 92(14.3) (Issued: 1/13/97)