The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 003 : Taxation of Corporations(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 5832a)
§ 5832a. Digital business entity franchise tax
(a) There is imposed upon every business entity which qualifies as and has elected to be taxed as a digital business entity an annual franchise tax equal to:
(1) the greater of 0.02 percent of the current value of the tangible and intangible assets of the company or $250.00, but in no case more than $500,000.00; or
(2) where the authorized capital stock does not exceed 5,000 shares, $250.00; where the authorized capital stock exceeds 5,000 shares but is not more than 10,000 shares, $500.00; and the further sum of $250.00 on each 10,000 shares or part thereof.
(b) In no case shall the tax on any corporation for a full taxable year, whether computed under subdivision (a)(1) or (2) of this section, be more than $500,000.00 or less than $250.00.
(c) In the case of a corporation that has not been in existence during the whole year, the amount of tax due, at the foregoing rates and as provided, shall be prorated for the portion of the year during which the corporation was in existence.
(d) In the case of a corporation changing during the taxable year the amount of its authorized capital stock, the total annual franchise tax payable at the foregoing rates shall be arrived at by adding together the franchise taxes calculated pursuant to subdivision (a)(2) of this section as prorated for the several periods of the year during which each distinct authorized amount of capital stock was in effect.
(e) For the purpose of computing the taxes imposed by this section, the authorized capital stock of a corporation shall be considered to be the total number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue without regard to whether the number of shares that may be outstanding at any one time is limited to a lesser number.
(f) The franchise tax under this section shall be reported and paid in the same manner as the tax under subdivision 5832(2)(B) of this title; provided, however, that an electing corporation shall also provide the Commissioner with a copy of its federal tax return. (Added 2009, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § H.53, eff. Jan. 1, 2010.)