Vermont allows municipalities to impose a 1 percent local option tax if approved by popular vote. The local option tax can be tacked on to the alcoholic beverages tax (10 percent), the meals and room tax (9 percent), or the sales and use tax (6 percent).
Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, Hartford will add the local option tax (LOT) to sales of alcohol, meals, and rooms. As a result, the combined tax rate for meals and rooms will be 10 percent and the combined rate for alcoholic beverages will be 11 percent. The jurisdiction of Hartford borders New Hampshire and encompasses White River Junction and the villages of Quechee, West Hartford, and Wilder. […]