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I am afraid the answer is not going to be great news. Connecticut has had this controlled substances tax in place since 1991 and it has been upheld as constitutional. This means I am afraid that your only recourse is to dispute the amount of the tax not being proper and seek to get a reduction through an appeal to the CT Department of Revenue
Services. The DRS will not put you in jail for non-payment, they will pursue garnishment and liens on property only, but I am afraid that the CT courts stated this tax is legal, so all you can do is try to appeal the amount they are charging you and try to make a deal to lower what is owed and many times they will agree to a deal to take less than the original bill, but it does require negotiation.
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