Title 32: Taxation and Finance
Chapter 103: DEPARTMENT OF TAXES; COMMISSIONER OF TAXES
32 V.S.A. § 3112. Allocation of payments
§ 3112. Allocation of payments
(a) Any payment received by the commissioner from any taxpayer may, notwithstanding any direction by the taxpayer to the contrary, be applied to the taxpayer's liability for any tax administered by the commissioner and for any period. Any payment may, with respect to any taxable period, be applied first to the amount of any interest; next to the amount of any penalty; next to the amount of any fee; and finally to the amount of any unpaid tax liability for that period.
(b) The commissioner may treat any refund payment owed by the commissioner to a taxpayer as if it were a payment received from the taxpayer and may apply the payment in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.
(c) The provisions of this section shall apply notwithstanding any appeal by the taxpayer. (Added 1985, No. 263 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. June 4, 1986.)