Vermont Sales Tax Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding Vermont sales tax rules.


If you are selling taxable goods to residents of Vermont, you may need to collect, file, and pay sales tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes. Not sure where or how to get started? Our Guide to Vermont Sales Tax will help you get set up to achieve proper sales tax compliance.

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Table of Contents

An Overview of Vermont Sales Tax

Understanding where, when, and how to collect Vermont sales tax is no easy task. Whether you're collecting tax dollars at the point-of-sale or collecting Vermont internet sales tax, our guide will break down the sales tax compliance process into focused, easy to understand chapters.

Vermont Sales Tax Nexus

Understanding whether you need to collect, file, and remit Vermont sales tax depends on a concept known as nexus. In this chapter, we'll take a look at situations that may trigger in Vermont such as storing inventory in the state, hiring state residents, and click-through nexus.

Registering to Collect Vermont Sales Tax

You'll want to get started establishing Vermont sales tax compliance by understanding how to get your business registered for the necessary sales tax permit. We'll walk you through the process and help you understand when is the best time to get your business registered in Vermont.

Collecting Sales Tax in Vermont

After you've registered your business with the Vermont Department of Taxes, you're ready to begin collecting sales tax. We'll review topics such as Vermont sales tax exemptions, sales tax holidays, and determining state and local sales tax rates.

Filing Vermont Sales Tax Returns

Now that you're business is registered with the Vermont Department of Taxes and collecting sales tax, you'll need to file tax returns in an ongoing basis. We'll help you gain a deep understand of the process of filing sales tax returns. Topic covered include filing frequencies, filing on behalf of a client, and what happens if you file late.

Vermont Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Every business that registers to collect Vermont sales tax will be assigned a filing frequency. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the filing frequencies and associated due dates supported by the Vermont Department of Taxes.

Late Filing Penalties, Fines & Interest

We know, mistakes happen and, from time to time, sales tax filing deadlines are missed. In this chapter, we'll take a look at what penalties you may be required to pay should you miss your assigned Vermont sales tax filing date. We'll also consider interest charges for late sales tax payments.

Sales Tax on Vermont Shipping & Handling

The rise of the internet economy has made it possible for buyers around the world to order your products. Did you know shipping and handling may be taxable? In this chapter we'll cover sales tax on shipping and handling in Vermont. You'll want to pay attention here because there are some important details pertaining to invoicing you'll want to understand.