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Subchapter 002 : Exemptions(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 9745)
§ 9745. Certificate or affidavit of exemption; direct payment permit
(a) Certificate or affidavit of exemption. The Commissioner may require that a vendor obtain an exemption certificate, which may be an electronic filing, with respect to the following sales: sales for resale; sales to organizations that are exempt under section 9743 of this title; and sales that qualify for a use-based exemption under section 9741 of this title. Acceptance of an exemption certificate containing such information as the Commissioner may prescribe shall satisfy the vendor's burden under subsection 9813(a) of this title of proving that the transaction is not taxable. A vendor's failure to possess an exemption certificate at the time of sale shall be presumptive evidence that the sale is taxable.
(b) Direct payment permit. The Commissioner may, in his or her discretion, authorize a purchaser, who acquires tangible personal property or services under circumstances which make it impossible at the time of acquisition to determine the manner in which the tangible personal property or services will be used, to pay the tax directly to the Commissioner and waive the collection of the tax by the vendor through the issuance of a direct payment permit. Any contractor, subcontractor, or repairman who acquires tangible personal property consisting of materials and supplies for use by him or her in erecting structures for others, or building on, or otherwise improving, altering, or repairing real property of others, may apply for a direct payment permit to pay the tax directly to the Commissioner and waive the collection of the tax by the vendor. No such authority shall be granted or exercised except upon application to the Commissioner and the issuance by the Commissioner of a direct payment permit. If a direct payment permit is granted, its use shall be subject to conditions specified by the Commissioner and the payment of tax on all acquisitions pursuant to the permit shall be made directly to the Commissioner by the permit holder. (Added 1969, No. 144, § 1, eff. June 1, 1969; amended 2003, No. 68, § 59, eff. date, see note below; 2013, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 43.)