Connecticut Hunting Down Online Shoppers Who Didn’t Pay Sales Tax


Stephen Kranz said regarding Connecticut’s plan to directly collect the state’s use tax from online purchasers, “The states at large have been reticent to pursue customers for use tax. It’s much easier from an efficiency perspective to get the retailer to collect the tax. But data makes it possible to pursue customers, and Connecticut is the first state to go down that path in a real way.” Mr. Kranz called the effort “an overreach.”