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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 233 : SALES AND USE TAX

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 9711)
  • § 9711. Election by manufacturer or retailer

    (a) As used in this section:

    (1) "Manufacturer" is any person that is primarily engaged in the business of manufacturing tangible personal property for sale.

    (2) "Retailer" is any person that is primarily engaged in the business of making retail sales of tangible personal property.

    (b) A manufacturer or retailer that purchases material and supplies for use by them in erecting structures or otherwise improving, altering, or repairing real property shall be permitted to make an election that it will be treated as a retailer on the purchase of those materials and supplies and such purchase will not be considered a retail sale under subdivision 9701(5) of this title.

    (c) A manufacturer or retailer making an election under subsection (b) of this section shall charge sales tax to its customer on its materials and supplies or, in the case of a manufacturer, the finished manufactured products, when it uses those materials, supplies, or finished manufactured products in erecting structures or otherwise improving, altering, or repairing real property. The sales price for the purposes of calculating sales tax on materials, supplies, or finished manufactured products shall not be less than the manufacturer's or retailer's best customer price. The tax charged shall be separately stated on any invoice or receipt.

    (d) An election made under subsection (b) of this section shall be binding on a manufacturer or retailer for a minimum of five years and shall remain in effect until the manufacturer or retailer files a withdrawal of election. No manufacturer or retailer shall be entitled to a refund on the basis of a withdrawal of an election.

    (e) The provisions of this section shall not excuse any person from the obligation to collect tax on retail sales of tangible personal property not used in erecting structures or otherwise improving, altering, or repairing real property or from the obligation to pay sales tax or remit the use tax on tools, services, and other materials that are not used in erecting structures or otherwise improving, altering, or repairing real property.

    (f) An election made under subsection (b) of this section shall be made on a form prescribed by the Commissioner and filed with the Department of Taxes at least 30 days prior to such election taking effect. (Added 2015, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)