Meals And Rooms Tax

The Vermont Meals and Rooms Tax is paid when purchasing meals or alcoholic beverages served in bars and restaurants and when renting a room. 

Due Dates

The Vermont Department of Taxes determines the filing frequency for each taxpayer. If the listed due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the following business day.

Meals & Rooms Tax Due Dates

2019 Record of Payment

Quarterly Filing Frequency

Quarter Ending Return and Tax Due
March 31 April 25
June 30 July 25
September 30 October 25
December 31 January 25

Monthly Filing Frequency

You must pay meals and rooms tax for the month by the 25th day of the following month. For example, meals and rooms tax for the month of June must be paid by July 25.

Filing Methods

Filing Online
All taxpayers may file returns and pay tax due for Meals and Rooms Tax using myVTax, our free, secure, online filing site.  If you must pay tax for multiple locations, or if your total tax remitted for the year exceeds $100,000, the Commissioner of Taxes has mandated that you use myVTax.

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Filing Paper Returns
If you have a single location and cannot file and pay through myVTax, you may still use the paper forms.

Form MRT-441, Meals and Rooms Tax Return and instructions

Want to learn more about meals and rooms tax?

Reg. § 1.9202 Meals and Rooms Tax Regulation
32 V.S.A. Chapter 225 Meals and Rooms Tax

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