Retailers grappling with changes in tax regulations

NORTH CANAAN — The Oct. 1, 2019, tax changes in Connecticut have been a topic of much discussion and consternation, especially among vendors of food and beverages. 

Retailers throughout the region were reprogramming their cash registers and trying to figure out the complexities of the new take-out food taxes last week, which add 1% to the tax on prepared foods in a wide variety of categories. 

VFW Couch-Pipa Post 6851 in North Canaan has specific concerns about the increase in taxes on alcohol, food and hall rentals. 

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