Vermont Sales Tax on Food and Meals Vermont: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

While Vermont's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of food and meals in Vermont, including catering and grocery food. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Vermont.

In the state of Vermont, they are exempt from any sales tax but are considered to be subject to the meals and rooms tax. It should be noted that any mandatory gratuities of up to 15% and all voluntary gratuities that are distributed to employees are not considered to be taxable.

Grocery Food
Sales of grocery food are exempt from the sales tax in Vermont.

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