Governor Malloy today announced that as the result of P.A. 14-47, Sec. 48, which was made effective on April 1, 2015, nonprescription drugs and medications are exempt from sales taxes in Connecticut beginning today.
Some examples of nonprescription items that are now sales tax free include things such as vitamins; antihistamines; cough, cold, asthma and allergy medicines; pain relievers; antacids; and other similar medications. Prescription medications have already been exempt from sales taxes.
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has created a Guidance document or Special Notice on the types of products included in the newly enacted exemption. See the press release below.
**Download: Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Nonprescription Drugs and Medicines Effective April 1, 2015