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My wife lived in Danbury, CT for two years. She paid her taxes

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My wife lived in Danbury, CT for two years. She paid her taxes etc. But there was a strange sales tax that she wasn't notified about even though the dealer setup everything for her (registration etc.) She was never notified about the outstanding balance for 10 years, despite having a forwarding address. We contacted that collector and the City of Danbury,CT before that agency dropped the City of Danbury as a client. The original tax was approx. $235 for Oct 31 -July 1998 and the same period in '99. The collection agency is asking for $838.61 including interest and $225 fee. A new agency has called about the same back tax (another year and a half later.) I have contacted the agency and they say there is nothing they can do to reduce it or anything. "It's the law, you have to pay the whole amount. A warrant will be put out for this amount it it's not paid in full." Is that the case?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lindie-mod replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Lev replied 3 years ago.

Please see for reference - page 11 - http://www.ct.gov/drs/lib/drs/publications/pubsip/2006/ip06-11.pdf

The sales tax is a tax imposed on the retailer for the privilege of doing business in the state. The rate of 6% applies to the retail sale, lease, or rental of most goods and taxable services. There are no additional sales taxes imposed by local jurisdictions in Connecticut.

So far - please be more specific on what type of taxes does your wife owe?

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