Use tax for Vermont hotel operators
- Sep 5, 2016 | Gail Cole
Leaf-peeping is an art. Sensible people of all ages follow foliage reports the way star-struck teens follow their idols. In a short time, hordes of leaf peepers will travel to and through New England. Many will focus their energies on New Hampshire and Vermont.
Vermont hotel and motel operators owe use tax if they purchased taxable goods and didn't pay sales tax at the time of sale. Examples of taxable tangible personal property (TPP) include:
- Cleaning supplies
- Cosmetics (toiletries)
- Decorative items
- Flowers for common areas
- Furniture and fixtures for guest rooms (dressers, lamps, mattresses, and televisions)
- Items that become part of, or permanently affixed to, real property (air conditioners, cabinets, and ovens)
- Items used in the renovation, remodeling or repair of rooms (paint and wallpaper)
- Machinery and equipment used in offices/business centers (computers, printers, credit card machines)
- Sundries (bath towels, coffee makers, ice buckets and soap)
Vermont use tax has the same rate and the same exemptions as Vermont sales tax. It’s due when sales tax is due. Additional information is available from the Vermont Department of Taxes.
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