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.

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

Ruling 89-50


This Ruling has been superseded by SN 92(3.1)

The position of the Department of Revenue Services concerning the taxability of safety shoes that sell for less than $75.00 has not changed.

The sale of safety shoes that are suitable for everyday use is not taxable when the total sales price for the shoes is less than seventy-five dollars.


August 15, 1989