ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) – One of the acceptable character sets used for electronic processing of data.

Block – A number of logical records grouped and written together as a single unit on a CD.

Business Employer Login Business owners and authorized users who need to file and pay for their own business tax accounts as well as other clients; and do not need access to bulk upload options.

Byte – A computer unit of measurement; one byte contains eight bits and can store one character.

Calendar Year – Generally, the year in which payments were made by a payer to a payee.

Character – A letter, number, or punctuation symbol.

Character Set – A group of unique electronic definitions for all letters, numbers, and punctuation symbols.

DRS – State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) – A nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) to an organization for federal tax reporting purposes.

File – A file consists of one Transmitter T Record at the beginning of the file followed by Payer A Record, Payee B Records, and an End of Payer C Record after each set of B Records. The last record on the file should be the End of Transmission F Record. Nothing should be reported after the End of the Transmission F Record.

Filer – Person (may be payer or transmitter) submitting information to DRS.

Filing Year – The calendar year during which the information returns are submitted to DRS.

myconneCT – Interactive tool accessed through the DRS website at for a free, fast, easy, and secure way to conduct business with DRS.

Payee – Person or organization receiving payments from the payer or for whom an information return must be filed. The payee includes a gambling winner (Form W-2G) or a seller or other transferor.

Payer – Includes the person or institution making payments or a person reporting a real estate transaction. The payer will be held responsible for the completeness, accuracy, and timely submission of files submitted to DRS.

Third Party Bulk Filer Login – Taxpayers who file for themselves or for others that they represent and need the ability to upload returns or payments in bulk and manage accounts for themselves or for others.

Transmitter – Any person or organization submitting an electronic file to DRS.