Most businesses operating in Vermont must first register with the Vermont Department of Taxes. For Sales and Use, Meals and Rooms, or Withholding you will need a separate business tax account for each of these respective taxes. Eligible exempt organizations must also register prior to using an exemption certificate. Learn more about registering a nonprofit organization.
Register Your New Business & Create a Tax Account
For new businesses, the Vermont’s Department of Taxes, the Secretary of State’s office, and the Department of Labor have partnered to bring you an Online Business Service Center where you can register your business and apply for the licensing and insurance you will need to conduct business in Vermont.
After you’ve registered your new business online with the Secretary of State, you will be given the option to register for a business tax account with the Department to collect:
- Sales and Use Tax
- Meals and Rooms Tax
- Employer Withholding Tax
You can also register for any of the miscellaneous business taxes that your business may be liable for
Is Your Business Already Registered with the Secretary of State?
For businesses already registered with the Secretary of State, you may register for a tax account only. You may also register for a business tax account directly with the Department of Taxes using myVTax.
The Secretary of State's office has annual filing requirements for businesses. You will need to renew your business with its office every year. Ready to renew your business registration?
You do not have to renew your business tax account with the Department of Taxes.
Register for Your Tax Account by Mail or Fax
- Form BR‐400, Application for Business Tax Account and Instructions which include
- Form BR-400A, Business Principals with Fiscal Responsibility, and
- Form BR-400B, Account Application
You may fax the completed form to (802) 828-5787.
Update A Business Tax Account
A business may update its business tax account online using myVTax. You may change an address, contact information, owner name, EIN, and more. To change entity type, however, you will need to close the old account and apply for a new one.
Close A Business Tax Account
To close your business account online, log in to your myVTax account at and select Close Account. If you have more than one type of business tax account, you must close each individually.
If you do not have a myVTax account, you may file on a paper form using Form B-2, Notice of Change. Learn more about your tax obligations when closing a business.
If you have questions about registering, updating, or closing a business tax account, please contact us.