A tax credit/refund may be available within three (3) months before or after purchasing a new vehicle.
A tax credit may be applied toward the tax due at the time of registration for a vehicle registered to you and sold three (3) months before the purchase. A tax refund may be applied for when a vehicle is registered to you and sold within three (3) months after purchasing a different vehicle. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for further information.
I bought a new car in Florida and paid "Vermont" tax. Now I have sold my old car, can I get a tax refund?
No, not from Vermont.
Several states, including Florida, will collect taxes equal to the rate of your home state. In this example, the Vermont tax is 6%, so they will charge you 6% tax. That tax money is not transferred to Vermont. The only way to get any portion of it refunded to you is to contact the state that collected the tax.
The documentation fee, which represents a charge for the preparation and handling of sale documents regardless of whether or not the vehicle is financed, should be included in the overall purchase price of the vehicle and is therefore subject to the Purchase and Use Tax.
Learn about the regulations for paying taxes and titling motor vehicles. The State of Vermont requires the collection of Purchase and Use Tax at the time of vehicle registration, learn more about vehicle taxation. You are required to select the type of ownership of your vehicle at the time you register in Vermont, learn about the types of vehicle ownership, and when this designation is important.