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Vermont Sales Tax Rate

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Updated on September 13, 2022

Vermont Sales Tax Rate

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Vermont Sales Tax Rate

If your limited liability company (LLC) sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In Vermont, the first step is visiting the department of taxes website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in Vermont?

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All tangible personal property in Vermont is subject to sales tax with certain exemptions. Clothing is tax-exempt, as are food, feminine hygiene products, and over-the-counter drugs.

Vermont Sales Tax Rate

The sales tax rate in Vermont is 6%. 

Five states have no sales tax. Colorado has the lowest sales tax at 2.9%, while California has the highest rate at 7.25%.

How to Register for Vermont Sales Tax

In Vermont, acquire a seller’s permit by following the department of taxes’ detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Register for an account on the Vermont business filings website.
  2. Fill out the form to open a tax account for sales tax.
  3. There is no fee to apply for your tax account for sales tax.

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to calculate taxes and total purchase amount. 


In Vermont, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.