The Vermont (VT) state sales tax rate is currently 6%, ranking 16th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7%. The average local rate is 0.18%. The average combined tax rate is 6.18%, ranking 36th in the US.
The Vermont's state tax rate varies depending of the type of purchase: meals - 9%, alcohol - 10%, general goods - 6%, rooms - 9%.
When a seller does not charge the buyer Vermont sales tax on an item taxable in Vermont, the buyer must pay use tax.
Local taxes do not apply to inter-state transactions.
In Vermont, items exempt from the tax include clothing, food, food Products, beverages, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and medical equipment & supplies.
Vermont participates in the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).