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 89-76, Utility Exemption - Agricultural

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

This Ruling has been obsoleted by PS 94(3) 

The sales of electricity to farmers for direct use in agricultural production is exempt from sales and use tax.

Therefore, the electricity you purchase for use in your cold storage facility, where you store fruit and produce after harvest until it is sold, is exempt from sales and use tax.


September 6, 1989