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Title 32: Taxation and Finance

Chapter 233: SALES AND USE TAX

Sub-Chapter 003: Imposition, Rate, And Payment Of Tax

32 V.S.A. § 9771. Imposition of sales tax

§ 9771. Imposition of sales tax

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, there is imposed a tax on retail sales in this State. The tax shall be paid at the rate of six percent of the sales price charged for but in no case shall any one transaction be taxed under more than one of the following:

(1) tangible personal property, including property used to improve, alter, or repair the real property of others by a manufacturer or any person who is primarily engaged in the business of making retail sales of tangible personal property;

(2) public utility services, including gas and electricity, but excluding water and transportation;

(3) producing, fabricating, printing, or imprinting of tangible personal property for a consideration for consumers who furnish either directly or indirectly the materials used in the producing, fabricating, printing, or imprinting;

(4) admission to places of amusement, including athletic events, exhibitions, dramatic and musical performances, motion pictures, golf courses and ski areas, and access to cable television systems or other audio or video programming systems that operate by wire, coaxial cable, lightwave, microwave, satellite transmission, or by other similar means, and access to any game or gaming or amusement machine, apparatus or device, excluding video game, pinball, musical, vocal, or visual entertainment machines which are operated by coin, token, or bills;

(5) telecommunications service except coin-operated telephone service, paging service, private communications service, or value-added non-voice data service;

(6) directory assistance;

(7) tangible personal property to an advertising agency for its use in providing advertising services or creating advertising materials for transfer in conjunction with the delivery of advertising service; or.

(8) specified digital products transferred electronically to an end user regardless of whether for permanent use or less than permanent use and regardless of whether or not conditioned upon continued payment from the purchaser. (Added 1969, No. 144, § 1, eff. June 1, 1969; amended 1981, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1991, No. 32, § 9, eff. June 1, 1991; 1993, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; 1997, No. 60, §§ 81, 82, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; 1997, No. 109 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1998; 1997, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 30, eff. April 29, 1998; 1999, No. 49, § 71, eff. June 2, 1999; 2003, No. 68, §§ 31, 60, eff. date, see note below; 2003, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 2003, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. date, see note set out below; 2005, No. 75, § 23, eff. July 1, 2005; 2009, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § H.41; 2011, No. 143 (Adj. Sess.), § 50, eff. May 15, 2012; 2013, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 42.)