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Major Vermont Taxes

Motor Vehicle Taxes

These taxes are administered by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.

Purchase and Use Tax
Motor Vehicle Purchase
Rate: 6% of net purchase price
Short Term Rental of Motor Vehicle
Rate: 9% of rental charge

Diesel Fuel Tax
On each gallon of fuel, a 25 cent tax, a one cent fee dedicated to the petroleum clean up fund and a three cent motor fuel transportation infrastructure assessment.

Gasoline Tax
On each gallon of motor fuel sold by a distributor, a 19 cent tax and 2 percent of the retail price (exclusive of state and federal taxes)

The 2 percent MFTIA is adjusted on a quarterly basis based on the average retail price published by the Department of Public Service.


Go to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles web site


Tax Types :
- Business Entity Income Tax
- Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes
- C Corporation Income Tax
- Estate and Gift Taxes
- Fiduciary Tax
- Franchise Tax
- Fuel Gross Receipts / Petroleum Distributor
- Health Care Claims Tax
- Individual Income Tax
- Land Gains and Real Estate Withholding
- Meals and Rooms Tax
- Motor Vehicle Tax
- Property Tax
- Property Transfer Tax
- Sales and Use Tax

Vermont Department of Taxes, 133 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05633-1401