You have inquired whether a one-time cleaning of the various parts of a new store after the new construction is subject to the sales and use tax.
Refuse disposal during new construction of industrial, commercial and income-producing property would not be subject to sales tax under section 12-426-26 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
Prior to July 1, 1989, janitorial services were treated in the same manner. However, pursuant to section 12-407(2)(i)(AA) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Public Act No. 89-251, janitorial services are now taxable in all instances. Therefore, the one-time cleaning service described herein is now subject to sales and use tax as a janitorial service even when performed prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
April 3, 1990