2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 12 - Taxation
Chapter 228b - Controlling Interest Transfer Tax
Section 12-638c - Filing return and payment of tax. Penalty and waiver provisions. Regulations.
(a) On or before the last day of the month following the month in which the sale or transfer of a controlling interest in an entity which is subject to the tax imposed by section 12-638b, a return shall be filed with the commissioner by the person conveying the controlling interest, in such form as the commissioner may prescribe. Payment of the tax shall accompany such return. Returns shall be signed by the person required to file the return for such entity or by the authorized agent of such person but need not be verified by oath. If any entity fails to pay the amount of tax reported to be due on its return within the time specified under the provisions of this section, there shall be imposed a penalty equal to ten per cent of such amount due and unpaid or fifty dollars, whichever is greater. Such amount shall bear interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof, from the due date. Subject to the provisions of section 12-3a, the commissioner may waive all or part of the penalties provided under this chapter when it is proven to the commissioner’s satisfaction that the failure to pay any tax was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect.
(b) The provisions of this chapter shall be administered by the Commissioner of Revenue Services. All forms necessary or convenient for the enforcement of this chapter shall be prescribed, printed and furnished by said commissioner. The commissioner may adopt and enforce rules and regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of this chapter.
(P.A. 89-251, S. 40, 203; P.A. 95-26, S. 32, 52; P.A. 99-121, S. 21, 28.)
History: P.A. 89-251, S. 40 effective July 1, 1989, and applicable to sales or transfers of real property occurring on or after that date; P.A. 95-26 amended Subsec. (a) to lower interest rate from 1.25% to 1%, effective July 1, 1995, and applicable to taxes due and owing on or after July 1, 1995, whether or not those taxes first became due before said date; P.A. 99-121 amended Subsec. (a) to allow commissioner to waive all or part of the penalties for reasonable cause, effective June 3, 1999.
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