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Norwalk's Sen. Duff Hails Elimination Of Tax On Propane For Generators

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff Photo Credit: Daily Voice file

NORWALK, Conn. -- Hailing it as an important pro-consumer initiative, State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk/Darien) helped lead the passage of legislation eliminating the gross receipts tax on propane for electric generators. 

In response to a request for clarification from the propane industry, in December of 2014 the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services clarified a 1995 law that resulted in propane deliveries being subject to the 8.1 percent gross receipts tax for homes that use a common propane tank to supply a propane powered generator. 

“Over the last five years Connecticut has experienced more than its fair share of severe storms and resulting losses of electricity,” said Duff. “Propane for use in generators should not be taxed. That’s why I fought to protect consumers and change the law.” 

“People who have installed propane backup generators for their homes should not be penalized with an additional tax,” said David Gable, president of Hocon Gas, Inc. which is headquartered in Norwalk. “This change in the law makes sense and really is a win for consumers. I want to thank Senator Duff for his leadership on this important issue.” 

Hocon Gas, Inc. is a family owned fuel delivery company that provides customers and business partners with propane gas, propane appliances, natural gas appliances and manufacturer authorized design and installation service.

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