Vermont sales tax

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Vermont state sales tax rate

6%
Base state sales tax rate 6%
Local rate range 0%-1%
Total rate range 6%-7%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Vermont sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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Vermont sales tax information

The Vermont (VT) state sales tax rate is currently 6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7%.

Other, local-level tax rates in the state of Vermont are quite complex compared against local-level tax rates in other states. Vermont sales tax may also be levied at the city/county/school/transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels.

Vermont sales tax has numerous local taxing levels that must be monitored and maintained on a regular basis, it is complex and time consuming due to the volume of jurisdictions.

Vermont is listed in Kiplinger’s 2011 10 Tax-Unfriendly States for Retirees. A state sales tax of 9% is imposed on prepared foods, restaurant meals and lodging and 10% on alcoholic beverages served in restaurants. Businesses have a nightmare to maintain and track all the different nuances in the state sales tax code.

The transfer of taxable tangible goods and services is subject to Vermont sales tax. Sales of prewritten computer software have been subject to sales tax in Vermont since July 1, 2014.

As a Streamlined Sales Tax state, Vermont encourages out-of-state sellers without a sales tax obligation to register with the state and collect.

Vermont Sales Tax Rate Guide

Vermont sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Vermont sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Vermont sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Vermont sales tax resources

Vermont sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Vermont sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.

Vermont sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our Vermont Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.