Sellers Beware Connecticut’s Demands for Customer Data

Overview


Stephen Kranz, Diann Smith and Eric Carstens wrote this bylined article on a new State of Connecticut effort to make remote sellers either collect and remit state sales and use tax, or give the state extensive records of shipments to Connecticut customers. While sales tax collection is the main goal, the authors wrote, “the demand on sellers to turn over information about Connecticut consumers is surprising given that the Connecticut General Assembly has not enacted legislation to authorize such data gathering.”