Despite Tuesday's storm, DRS employees are answering emails and phone calls, and completing other essential agency functions. If you have a question about state taxes administered by DRS, email ( or call us (860-297-5962) during regular business hours. Phone wait times are minimal.

Walk-in services at all DRS branch office locations remain suspended.

Email the Priority One Taxpayer Assistance Program:

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Ruling 89-115, Tangible Property

Copywriting services rendered to advertising agencies for media advertising or incorporated into collateral items are not taxable. The total gross receipts for collateral items, such as pamphlets, brochures, sales literature, direct mailers, etc., are subject to the sales or use tax. The total sales price for media advertising is not subject to sales and use tax.

The total gross receipts for public relations services, e.g., press releases, are subject to the sales and use tax.


September 26, 1989