Vermont Fuel Sales Taxes 2024 Vermont: Fuel Excise Taxes


Vermont Cigarette and Fuel Excise Taxes

In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, gasoline and other Fuel products are subject to excise taxes on both the Vermont and Federal levels. Excise taxes on Fuel are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and tobacco products.

Vermont Gasoline Tax

Excise: $0.12 / gallon
Addl. Tax: $0.18 / gallon
Total Tax: $0.30 / gallon

Vermont Diesel Tax

Excise: $0.28 / gallon
Addl. Tax: $0.04 / gallon
Total Tax: $0.32 / gallon

Vermont Gasohol Tax

Excise: $0.12 / gallon
Addl. Tax: $0.18 / gallon
Total Tax: $0.30 / gallon

† Additional Applicable Taxes: Cleanup fee and trans. fee

Vermont Fuel Sales Taxes 2024 Other Vermont Fuel Excise Tax Rates

The primary excise taxes on fuel in Vermont are on gasoline, though most states also tax other types of fuel.

Vermont Aviation Fuel sales tax rate

Vermont Aviation Fuel Tax

In Vermont, Aviation Fuel is subject to a state excise tax of Same as Gasoline above

Point of Taxation: Distributor

Vermont Jet Fuel sales tax rate

Vermont Jet Fuel Tax

In Vermont, Jet Fuel is subject to a state excise tax of Subject to 6% Sales Tax

Point of Taxation: Subject to Sales Tax, Vermont Department of Taxes

Payment of Vermont Fuel Excise Taxes

Payments of fuel excise taxes are made by fuel vendors, not by end consumers, though the taxes will be passed on in the fuel's retail price. Fuel tax for gasoline is due on the 25th of each month for the previous month while Diesel tax is due the last day of each month. Railroad operators have to report tax the last day of April, July, October and January (Quarterly tax).

Vermont Fuel Tax Reports

Fuel producers and vendors in Vermont have to pay fuel excise taxes, and are responsible for filing various fuel tax reports to the Vermont government. Click the button below to view details on 0 VT fuel tax reports.

Federal Fuel Sales Taxes 2024 Federal Fuel Excise Taxes

The price of all motor fuel sold in Vermont also includes Federal motor fuel excise taxes, which are collected from the manufacturer by the IRS and are used to support the Federal Highway Administration. Federal excise tax rates on various motor fuel products are as follows:

Gasoline $0.18.4 per gallon
Diesel and Kerosene $0.242 per gallon
Liquefied Petroleum Gas $0.183 per gallon
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) $0.243 per gallon
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) $0.184 per gallon
Components of gasoline price Components of diesel price

Included in the Gasoline, Diesel/Kerosene, and Compressed Natural Gas rates is a 0.1 ยข per gallon charge for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund (LUST).

† These tax rates are based on energy content relative to gasoline.

What percentage of the cost of gas in Vermont comes from taxes and gas station profit?

The diagram above shows how the prices of an average gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel are broken down among various components, including the cost of the crude oil, refining, distribution / marketing, and taxes. In most areas, state and federal excise taxes amount to about 13% of the cost of a gallon of gas. Gas stations generally only profit a few cents per gallon.

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