Repeal of CT Weatherization Sales Tax Exemption

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The Connecticut state legislature, in an effort to repair the budget deficit, repealed the sales tax exemption for residential weatherization products and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Effective Jan. 1, 2016 consumers will now have to pay sales tax on products including but not limited to: programmable thermostats; insulation; water heaters and water heater blankets; and… Read more »

Pay-When-Paid Sales Tax Law 2015

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Purpose: This Informational Publication describes how materialmen may remit sales and use taxes on certain sales of building materials and services to real property as and when actually paid by the purchasers to whom the materialmen have extended credit, instead of remitting the full amount of tax at the time of the transaction as generally required by law.  … Read more »

LDAC Legislative Update March 2015

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After nearly six weeks of activity and multiple snowstorms, the pace at the Capitol is set to increase. Until now, most of the bills are merely “proposed” bills, which are concepts and not fully drafted. Committees are now starting to fully draft several of those, and more importantly, Governor Malloy will submit his budget proposal… Read more »

NRLA/LDAC Lowe’s 2×4 Case about Undersized Lumber

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Lowe’s entered into a settlement in Northern California agreed to pay a $1.6 million due to a lawsuit alleging the inaccurate description of dimensional building products. Since the settlement was announced there has been questions concerning what our members need to do to make sure they are not sued for the same issue.   NRLA… Read more »

NRLA’S Regulatory Update Newsletter July 2014

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LEAD PAINT UPDATES EPA Starts Lead Safe Logo Program Contractors who have been certified under the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (LRRP) rule are being encouraged to use a new logo that highlights them as an “EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) campaign includes ads that encourage parents and those that care… Read more »

Pay-When-Paid Sales Tax Law 2014

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Purpose: This Informational Publication describes how materialmen may remit sales and use taxes on certain sales of building materials and services to real property as and when actually paid by the purchasers to whom the materialmen have extended credit, instead of remitting the full amount of tax at the time of the transaction as generally… Read more »

LDAC Lobby Day 2014

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 9, 2014 7:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Connecticut State Capitol 210 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 LDAC’s lobby day will be held in conjunction with the Home Builders & Remodeler’s Association of Connecticut’s lobby day. Click below for the Registration Form or call Ashley Ennis @ 518-880-6351 or email: aennis@nrla.org 2014 LDAC Lobby Day Reg Form

NRLA’s New Regulatory Newsletter Summer 2013

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  This is the first publication of NRLA’s Regulatory Newsletter. This newsletter will be published twice a year and update members on recent regulatory changes as well as upcoming changes. While every state has their own regulatory changes, this newsletter will focus on regulatory issues that cross state lines. NRLA hopes that members find these… Read more »

LDAC Legislative Update June 2013

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The pace of the 2013 Connecticut General Assembly accelerated rapidly as soon as they hit the ground running on opening day. Once legislation regarding gun control, school safety and compensation for first responders, all in response to Newtown, had passed, Legislators and the Governor were then confronted with a dramatically worsening budget picture. Although revenues were… Read more »