This Policy Statement has been superseded by PS 92(14.2)
Annual and Quarterly Lists of Distributors for
Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax Purposes
BACKGROUND: It has been the longstanding policy of the Department to publish, on an annual basis, a list of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes. It is the position of the Department that, because it is expressly authorized by law to "make public the number of gallons of fuel sold or used by [each] distributor, as contained in [the distributor's tax return under Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-458(a)], notwithstanding the provisions of §12-15 or any other section," the Department is authorized to make public the names of such distributors. Because the motor vehicle fuels tax is not payable on motor vehicle fuels sold to a person licensed as a distributor for motor vehicle fuels purposes, publication of the list makes it easier to determine whether the tax was payable on sales to certain persons purportedly licensed as distributors.
Policy Statement 92(14), issued November 16, 1992, announced that in addition to publishing an annual list of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes, the Department would not publish, on a quarterly basis, a list of persons being added to or deleted from the preceding annual list.
PURPOSE: This Policy Statement explains new procedures for acquiring annual and quarterly lists of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-458(a).
EFFECTIVE DATE: This Policy Statement is effective upon issuance.
HOW TO OBTAIN ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY LISTS: From this point on, it will be the policy of the Department to make annual and quarterly lists of distributors that are licensed for motor vehicle fuels tax purposes available primarily on the DRS website: www.ct.gov/drs. As a cost-saving measure, the Department will discontinue its practice of mailing copies of the annual and quarterly lists. However, hard copies of the lists will be available on request (see below)
Hard Copies: Taxpayers may obtain hard copies of the lists in person from the Registration Walk-in Unit at 25 Sigourney Street in Hartford, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or by mailing a self-addressed, 8 1/2" x 11" envelope stamped with pre-paid postage to:
MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
Attn.: Registration Unit
Department of Revenue Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06105.
The annual list will continue to be available on or about January 30 of each year. The quarterly lists will be available on or about April 30, July 30, and September 30 of each year. The quarterly lists will not be cumulative; preceding quarterly lists will need to be retained until the new annual list is released.
EFFECT ON OTHER DOCUMENTS: This Policy Statement supersedes Policy Statement 92(14).
EFFECT OF THIS DOCUMENT: A Policy Statement is a document that explains in depth a current Department policy or practice affecting the liability of taxpayers. Unlike a Letter Ruling, a Policy Statement does not apply a policy or practice to a specific set of facts but it may be referred to for general guidance by taxpayers. Unlike a Special Notice, it does not announce a new policy or practice in response to changes in state or federal laws or regulations or to judicial decisions.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information on the Motor Vehicle Fuels Distributor lists, please call the Excise/Public Services Subdivision of the Audit Division of the Department of Revenue Services at (203) 566-2655 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT DRS.
To order forms and publications or for further information, call the Department of Revenue Services at 860-297-5962 (Hartford area or out-of-state) or 1-800-382-9463 (in-state). Forms and publications may be ordered through voice-mail 24-hours a day by choosing Option 3 on your touch tone telephone.
Electronic Delivery Options: You can also obtain tax forms and publications 24-hours a day from our Web home page at https://www.ct.gov/drs. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD/TT) users only call 860-297-4911 during business hours.
Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax