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.

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Ruling 89-136, Machinery

This information is not current and is being provided for reference purposes only

This Ruling has been obsoleted in part by AN 94(5)

Refrigeration of apples to prevent deterioration is exempt machinery used directly in agricultural production. The purchase of a compressor to replace the old compressor in the refrigerator qualifies for a refund of sales and use tax.

Public Act No. 89-123 provides a sales and use tax exemption for purchases of tangible personal property by farmers for exclusive use in agricultural production effective October 1, 1989.


October 10, 1989