How to File and Pay Sales Tax in Vermont

by | Dec 18, 2019

Quick Answer: This blog gives instructions for how to file and pay sales tax in Vermont with the SUT-451, a return commonly used by out-of-state sellers.  You will need to make and/or schedule a payment with your return if sales tax is due. You may also print a voucher, but don’t forget to mail it in on time!

Do You Need to File a Vermont Sales Tax Return?

Once you have an active sales tax permit in Vermont, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Not sure if you need a permit in Vermont?  No problem.  Check out our blog, Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Vermont

Also, If you would rather ask someone else to handle your Vermont filings, our team at TaxValet can handle that for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. We specialize in eliminating the stress and hassle of sales tax. 


How to Sign-in and File a Return on Vermont’s Website

Step 1: The first step in filing your Vermont sales tax return is to log into

If you do not have a username and password, you need to click on “Click Here to Register”  and then follow the instructions for registering.  If you are not interested in doing the work of getting the permit or a state login yourself, TaxValet can handle that for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.  

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Step 2: You should now be on your homepage. Click on the account that you want to file returns for.

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Step 3: Click on “File Return” for the period you want to file.

Step 4: Enter your total gross sales and non-taxable sales.

If you have to enter a local option tax, click on the link titled “Click here to add Local Option Taxes.” Once you have finished entering your sales data click “Next.” You will now have a chance to review the return.

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Step 5: If you have any attachments you may add them here.

Step 6: Now it is time to make your payment. Enter your banking information, payment date and the amount to pay. You may also print a voucher to mail in with your payment. Just check the box at the bottom. 

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Review your information, enter your name and telephone number, and submit.

Hooray!  You have now filed your Vermont return.

Also, make sure to save the confirmation number that comes up on the screen after submitting your return. We also recommend saving a copy of your return for your records.

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How to Pay Vermont’s Sales Tax

If you need to make a payment without submitting a return you may do so from your home page. Select the account you want to pay. Then select “Make a Payment” under “I Want To.” 

Select your payment option of choice and enter the requested payment information.

Once you have made your payment, don’t forget to print and/or save your confirmation number.


Things to Consider After Filing a Sales Tax Return in Vermont

If you forgot to print or save your return, you still can! To print or save your return go back to your homepage and click the submissions tab. In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, you will see your return listed. Click on the listing for the return you are wanting to print or save.  Then, click “Print Submission”.

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How to Get Help Filing a Vermont Sales Tax Return

Lastly, here is the contact information for the state if case you end up stuck or have questions along the way.  You can contact the state of Vermont directly by phone at (802) 828-2505, Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM.

You may also contact them via their website at

But if you are looking for a team of experts to handle your sales tax returns for you each month, you should check out our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in becoming a client!

Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.


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