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 89-176, Engineering

Scientific engineering or physics - scientist services performed by a licensed professional engineer are generally exempt from sales and use tax. Therefore, scientific engineering services that involve optical laboratory engineering work on test equipment for scientific instrument mirrors are not subject to sales and use tax.


October 30, 1989