Cigarette or Tobacco Tax is paid by licensed wholesale dealers on the sale of cigarettes or other tobacco products to retailers. If a retailer identifies cigarettes or other tobacco products inventory upon which tax has not been paid by the licensed wholesale dealer, then the retailer shall pay the tax. Direct delivery sales of Cigarette & Tobacco products to consumers in Vermont are prohibited.
Please see the list of licensed cigarette and tobacco dealers that have consented to have their names and address posted on the website and the directory of manufacturers and brand families:
- Vermont Licensed Dealers of Cigarette and Tobacco Products (pdf)
- Cigarette Brands Certified as Fire-Safe And Legal For Sale In Vermont, Approved Package Markings, And Ryo Brands Legal For Sale In Vermont
Retailers may contact our miscellaneous tax section to verify if a dealer who is not included on the list is currently licensed by the Department. Tax on cigarette and little cigar packs is paid by licensed wholesale dealers who purchase cigarette tax stamps directly from the Department.
The Tobacco Products Tax is paid by a licensed wholesale dealer on the sale of other tobacco products to a retailer. The definition of other tobacco products expanded to include tobacco substitutes (which includes e-cigarettes), liquids, whether nicotine-based or not, and delivery devices when sold separately for use with a tobacco substitute. Tobacco products tax shall not be applied to cannabis or hemp products that do not contain tobacco. Only a licensed wholesale dealer may sell other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to retailers doing business in Vermont. Vermont also prohibits online sales of other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to Vermont consumers. Please review our frequently asked questions to learn more.
How to File
Taxpayers may file returns and pay the tax due using myVTax, our free, secure, online filing system.
If you cannot file and pay through myVTax, you may still use the paper forms. If you need assistance filing returns or placing a stamp order through myVTax, please contact the Department at (802) 828-2551 or email@example.com.
Other Required Reports
- Nonparticipating Tobacco Manufacturers (NPM) Monthly Reporting
- Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration and Monthly Reporting
Filing Due Dates
Cigarette Tax and Tobacco Products Tax, including on e-cigarettes and accessories, are filed and paid monthly. The return and payment are due 15 days following the end of the month. A return must be filed each month by every licensed wholesale dealer, even when no tax is due. File Form CTT-646, Wholesale Cigarette and Tobacco Dealer Report And Tax Return
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